10 of 35 portraits by Agnew & Zanetti
by Charles Pye, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Henry Wyatt
engraving, published 1 January 1828
10 1/2 in. x 8 5/8 in. (268 mm x 218 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (348 mm x 263 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1882
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