© National Portrait Gallery, London
George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1830 or after
11 in. x 9 in. (279 mm x 229 mm) plate size; 22 in. x 15 in. (560 mm x 382 mm) paper size
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
- NPG D32629: George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle (from same plate)
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