7 of 8 portraits of Colley Cibber
by Charles William Sherborn, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
7 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (182 mm x 130 mm) plate size; 14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (379 mm x 268 mm) paper size
Given by Timothy Aidan John Knox, 2005
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