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Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 1/4 in. (357 mm x 260 mm) paper size
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D6972: Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (from same plate)
- NPG D6973: Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (from same plate)
- NPG D11992: Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (from same plate)
- NPG D30946: Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (from same plate)
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