© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Reform Banquet at Guildhall, July 11th 1832
by William Bromley, after Benjamin Robert Haydon Click on the links below to find out more
24 3/8 in. x 28 3/8 in. (620 mm x 720 mm) plate size; 25 1/4 in. x 30 3/8 in. (640 mm x 770 mm) paper size
- William Bromley (1769-1842), Engraver. Artist associated with 39 portraits.
- Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), History painter and diarist. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
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