Mary Upton (née Montagu), Viscountess Templetown; Henry Montagu Upton, 2nd Viscount Templetown

1 portrait of Mary Upton (née Montagu), Viscountess Templetown

Mary Upton (née Montagu), Viscountess Templetown; Henry Montagu Upton, 2nd Viscount Templetown, by William Greatbach, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, (circa 1801) - NPG D15657 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Upton (née Montagu), Viscountess Templetown; Henry Montagu Upton, 2nd Viscount Templetown

by William Greatbach, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, (circa 1801)
8 1/2 in. x 6 in. (215 mm x 152 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 8 in. (255 mm x 203 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15657


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  • William Greatbach (1802-1885), Engraver and illustrator. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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