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The Milan Garland or Revels round the Vice Post

by Charles Williams, published by John Johnston
hand-coloured etching, published July 1820
11 in. x 15 3/8 in. (278 mm x 390 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2015
Reference Collection
NPG D46028

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  • John Johnston (active 1809-1823), Print publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Charles Williams (active 1797-1830), Etcher. Artist associated with 23 portraits.

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