attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
3 1/2 in. x 2 7/8 in. (89 mm x 73 mm) oval
Sitterback to top
- (Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti (1805-1867), Sculptor. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist associated with 11 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. 412
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