© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Fermor, 3rd Earl of Pomfret
by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
3 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (81 mm x 58 mm) paper size
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 270 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 934 portraits.
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