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Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester

published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 18th century
14 1/2 in. x 9 in. (367 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 16 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (423 mm x 248 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D38183

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Artistsback to top

  • John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D27136: Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (from same plate)
  • NPG D36865: Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (from same plate)

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