© National Portrait Gallery, London
published by John Aikin Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 26 April 1798
7 in. x 5 1/4 in. (179 mm x 134 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- John Aikin (active 1788-1802). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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