John Eardley Wilmot
by William Daniell, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, published 1 June 1811 (3 August 1802)
10 7/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (276 mm x 205 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 11 1/8 in. (356 mm x 281 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- George Dance (1741-1825), Architect and portrait draughtsman. Artist associated with 322 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Daniell (1769-1837), Landscape painter and engraver. Artist associated with 288 portraits.
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