© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Zachariah Sweet, after Charles Penny Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published March 1825
13 in. x 10 in. (330 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (447 mm x 348 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Charles Penny (active 1818-1825), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- Zachariah Sweet (active 1825), Publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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