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Sir Thomas Pengelly
by John Faber Jr, after James Worsdale Click on the links below to find out more
13 5/8 in. x 10 in. (345 mm x 253 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- James Worsdale (circa 1692-1767), Portrait painter, actor and rake. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- NPG D3840: Sir Thomas Pengelly (from same plate)
- NPG D40136: Sir Thomas Pengelly (from same plate)
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