by Charles Wentworth Wass, after John Linnell
mezzotint, 1875 (1838)
19 in. x 14 5/8 in. (483 mm x 370 mm) paper size
Given by Pamela, Lady Glenconner, 1975
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- Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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