© National Portrait Gallery, London
Thomas Denman, 1st Baron Denman
by Richard James Lane, after Christopher Moore Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, circa 1830-1850 (1828)
9 5/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (243 mm x 188 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1205 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Christopher Moore (1790-1863), Sculptor. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
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