attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
3 5/8 in. x 3 in. (92 mm x 76 mm) oval
Sitterback to top
- Samuel Laurence (1812-1884), Portrait painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 38 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling (1805-1871), Soldier and writer. Artist associated with 64 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 367
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Events of 1847back to top
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