© National Portrait Gallery, London
Probably Lord Charles Henry Somerset ('A view of Somerset')
by and published by Robert Dighton Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published December 1811
12 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (314 mm x 259 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1895
- Robert Dighton (1751-1814), Portrait painter, caricaturist and actor. Artist associated with 272 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D6810: Probably Lord Charles Henry Somerset ('A view of Somerset') (from same plate)
- NPG D13349: Probably Lord Charles Henry Somerset ('A view of Somerset') (from same plate)
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