© National Portrait Gallery, London
Modesty! (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)
attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 7 June 1821
10 7/8 in. x 9 in. (275 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (298 mm x 480 mm) paper size
- George Humphrey (active 1783-1831), Publisher and printseller; nephew of Hannah Humphrey. Artist associated with 70 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Theodore Lane (1800-1828), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
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