© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover
by Edward Scriven, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1830
9 1/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (231 mm x 143 mm) plate size; 9 3/8 in. x 6 in. (237 mm x 153 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Fisher Son & Co (active 1828-1847), Publishers. Artist associated with 51 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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