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John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace')

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John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace'), by and published by Robert Dighton, published January 1803 - NPG D9435 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1803
10 3/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (273 mm x 176 mm) plate size; 13 5/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (345 mm x 265 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D9435

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  • John Moore (1730-1805), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

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  • Robert Dighton (1751-1814), Portrait painter, caricaturist and actor. Artist associated with 318 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • NPG D13288: John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace') (from same plate)
  • NPG D13438: John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace') (from same plate)
  • NPG D13439: John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace') (from same plate)
  • NPG D19750: John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace') (from same plate)

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