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Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope ('Citizen [Don] Quixotte becomes the champion of French principles')
by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 17 March 1794
12 1/2 in. x 9 5/8 in. (316 mm x 244 mm) plate size; 13 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (339 mm x 265 mm) paper size
- Hannah Humphrey (active 1778-1822), Publisher and printseller. Artist associated with 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Sayers (1748-1823), Artist. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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