© National Portrait Gallery, London
by George Edward Madeley, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, before 1826
12 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (315 mm x 268 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
- Robert Walpole (1768-1834), Cricketer; son of Hon. Richard Walpole. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- George Edward Madeley (1798-1858), Engraver, lithographer and printer. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
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