© National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)
by William Hopwood, published by Thomas Gillett, after Thomas Rowlandson Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 4 July 1809
11 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (293 mm x 210 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Thomas Gillett (active 1799-1811). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- William Hopwood (1784-1853), Printmaker. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Satirical draughtsman. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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