16 of 25 portraits by Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
by Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 4 December 1809
14 3/4 in. x 12 7/8 in. (375 mm x 327 mm) plate size; 17 in. x 13 1/2 in. (432 mm x 342 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Artistsback to top
- Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland (1763-1837), Painter. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 236 portraits.
- William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 75 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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