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William Romaine

William Romaine, by Richard Houston, printed and sold by  Bewley Wynne Morrison, after  Francis Cotes, (1758) - NPG D39854 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Romaine

by Richard Houston, printed and sold by Bewley Wynne Morrison, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1758)
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (363 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39854

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  • Francis Cotes (1726-1770), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
  • Bewley Wynne Morrison (active 1750-1770), Printmaker. Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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