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William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon

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William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon, by Joseph Brown, after  Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds), 1835 or after - NPG D35154 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon

by Joseph Brown, after Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
stipple engraving, 1835 or after
13 1/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (338 mm x 266 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 15 in. (487 mm x 382 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1954
Reference Collection
NPG D35154

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