attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
3 1/2 in. x 3 in. (89 mm x 76 mm) oval
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- Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling (1805-1871), Soldier and writer. Artist associated with 64 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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