by J. Baker, published by William Bent, probably after John Hazlitt Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published February 1796
6 7/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (175 mm x 113 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (188 mm x 124 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Andrew Kippis (1725-1795), Nonconformist divine and biographer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- J. Baker (active circa 1796). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- William Bent (active 1785-1792). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- John Hazlitt (1767-1837), Portrait painter and miniaturist; brother of William Hazlitt. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
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