© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Thomas Bragg, published by Henry Colburn, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published May 1825
15 in. x 10 3/8 in. (380 mm x 264 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), Diarist and naval administrator. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Thomas Bragg (circa 1780-1840), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Henry Colburn (1784 or 1785-1855), Publisher. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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