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'The comet'

18 of 64 portraits of Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby

'The comet', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell, published 18 February 1789 - NPG D12251 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
9 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (232 mm x 298 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (259 mm x 324 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1905
Reference Collection
NPG D12251


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  • Thomas Cornell (active 1780-1792). Artist associated with 59 portraits.
  • James Sayers (1748-1823), Artist. Artist associated with 188 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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