© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Summerfield, by Robert Newton, published by William Cribb, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 4 June 1817 (1770)
10 1/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (258 mm x 188 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- William Cribb (circa 1789-1870), Carver and gilder; picture dealer; print dealer and publisher. Artist associated with 29 portraits.
- Robert Newton (active circa 1817). Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- John Summerfield (died 1817?). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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