© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
by and published by William Walker, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1830 (circa 1820)
17 5/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (447 mm x 345 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Walker (1791-1867), Photographer, engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 119 portraits.
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