© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst
by Henry Meyer, after Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1810
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (286 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
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