Thomas Gibbs

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Thomas Gibbs

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, published by Rudolph Ackermann Jr, published by Anaglyphic Company, after Richard Ansdell
mezzotint, mid 19th century
21 3/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (544 mm x 345 mm) plate size; 27 3/8 in. x 19 1/2 in. (695 mm x 495 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Reference Collection
NPG D34452

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  • Rudolph Ackermann Jr (1793-1868), Print publisher. Artist or producer associated with 15 portraits.
  • Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist or producer associated with 63 portraits.
  • Anaglyphic Company (active 1844), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 19 portraits.
  • Richard Ansdell (1815-1885), Animal painter. Artist or producer associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.
  • Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist or producer associated with 51 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 71 portraits.

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