© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Ogborne, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after George Romney Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 24 June 1788
12 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (319 mm x 256 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Josiah Boydell (1752-1817), Artist and publisher. Artist associated with 66 portraits.
- John Ogborne (1755-1837). Artist associated with 20 portraits.
- George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 160 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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