© National Portrait Gallery, London
George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley
by William Brett, after John Simpson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1824-1827
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (448 mm x 348 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- William Brett (active 1824-1830), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- John Simpson (1782-1847). Artist associated with 16 portraits.
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