© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Barak Longmate, published by John Nichols, possibly after John Miers Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 30 December 1818
7 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (190 mm x 110 mm) plate size; 8 1/8 in. x 5 in. (205 mm x 128 mm) paper size
- Granville Sharp (1735-1813), Scholar and philanthropist. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Barak Longmate (1768-1836), Genealogical editor and heraldic engraver. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- John Miers (1756-1821). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- John Nichols (1745-1826), Printer and writer. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
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