Sir Thomas Leigh
6 of 398 portraits by William Richardson
Sir Thomas Leigh
published by William Richardson
line engraving, probably late 18th century
6 3/4 in. x 5 in. (172 mm x 127 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Sir Thomas Leigh (circa 1509-1571), Lord Mayor of London 1558. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist or producer associated with 398 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Castle Street, Leicester Fields, London)
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