Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue
by and published by William Raddon, after Moses Haughton the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 10 October 1818
12 in. x 9 in. (306 mm x 229 mm) plate size; 12 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (321 mm x 249 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (1783-1861), Politician; MP for Barnstaple, St Mawes, Buckingham, Devon, Tavistock and Devonshire North. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
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