9 of 65 portraits of Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby
by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 6 May 1788
6 3/4 in. x 6 in. (172 mm x 151 mm) plate size; 7 5/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (193 mm x 173 mm) paper size
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