© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Henry Meyer, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1818
8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (202 mm x 145 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Gifford (1756-1826), First editor of the Quarterly Review. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
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