© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1739
15 in. x 9 1/2 in. (380 mm x 240 mm) plate size; 17 in. x 11 3/4 in. (432 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.
- John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
- NPG D24817: John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (from same plate)
- NPG D31609: John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (from same plate)
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