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Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street')
by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, May 1818
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (250 mm x 201 mm) plate size; 13 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (346 mm x 243 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- 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.
- NPG D47094: Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street') (from same plate)
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