© National Portrait Gallery, London
Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat
by William Hogarth Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 25 August 1746 (1746)
14 3/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (365 mm x 237 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (367 mm x 241 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- NPG 216: Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (based on same portrait)
- NPG D1347: Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (based on same portrait)
- NPG D5111: Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (based on same portrait)
- NPG D5647: Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (based on same portrait)
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