Samuel Whitbread; Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, 1st Bt
published by Sir Richard Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1805
8 5/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (219 mm x 136 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, 1st Bt (1757-1831), Writer and politician; MP for Bletchingley, Grampound and Hindon. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Samuel Whitbread (1756-1815), Politician and brewer. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), Writer, bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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