© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Joseph Banks, Bt
by Anthony Cardon, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1810
15 1/8 in. x 12 in. (385 mm x 305 mm) plate size; 15 5/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (398 mm x 319 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Anthony Cardon (1772-1813), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 67 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- NPG D7497: Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D7498: Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D7499: Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D7500: Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D7501: Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (from same plate)
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