George William Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry ('A view of Deerhurst')
by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 1827
10 1/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (257 mm x 172 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 10 3/8 in. (367 mm x 262 mm) paper size
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 311 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
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