© National Portrait Gallery, London
Lucy Anderson (née Philpot)
by Richard James Lane, published by Joseph Dickinson, after Johannes Notz Click on the links below to find out more
coloured lithograph, published March 1834
13 3/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. (348 mm x 277 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
- Joseph Dickinson (1780-1849), Stationer and lithographic publisher. Artist associated with 82 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1168 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Johannes Notz. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- NPG D977: Lucy Anderson (née Philpot) (from same stone)
- NPG D22229: Lucy Anderson (née Philpot) (from same stone)
- NPG D21900: Lucy Anderson (née Philpot) (from same stone)
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