© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Sharp, published by John Smith, after George Francis Joseph Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 12 May 1817
14 1/2 in. x 12 1/4 in. (367 mm x 310 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- William Sharp (1729-1810), Surgeon to George III. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- George Francis Joseph (1764-1846), Portrait and subject painter. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- William Sharp (1749-1824), Engraver. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- John Smith (active 1817), Publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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