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Edward Francisco Burney
by Edward Francisco Burney Click on the links below to find out more
watercolour, circa 1785-1800
7 1/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (182 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848), Artist and cousin of Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney'). Sitter associated with 1 portrait, Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848), Artist and cousin of Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney'). Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
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