© National Portrait Gallery, London
by and published by Charles Turner, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1 May 1827
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (357 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 14 3/4 in. x 11 in. (376 mm x 278 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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