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George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth

George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth, by William Evans, after and published by  William Lane, published 29 June 1808 - NPG D34684 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth

by William Evans, after and published by William Lane
stipple engraving, published 29 June 1808
20 7/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (531 mm x 378 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1950
Reference Collection
NPG D34684

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  • William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
  • William Lane (1746-1819), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.

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