© National Portrait Gallery, London
Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1831 or after
11 1/8 in. x 9 in. (281 mm x 229 mm) plate size; 21 7/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (557 mm x 379 mm) paper size
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
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