1 of 3 portraits of John Ireland
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by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
18 1/4 in. x 25 1/4 in. (462 mm x 643 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
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- Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841), Sculptor. Artist associated with 267 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
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