© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton
by and published by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1787 (circa 1772)
11 1/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (282 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 16 1/4 in. x 12 7/8 in. (412 mm x 327 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
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