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Elizabeth Montagu (née Robinson); Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin)

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Elizabeth Montagu (née Robinson); Anna Letitia Barbauld (née Aikin)

after Thomas Holloway
line engraving, published 1 July 1776
6 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (159 mm x 98 mm)
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D4458

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  • Thomas Holloway (1748-1827), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 33 portraits.

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