© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
by Benjamin Holl, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1826 (1823)
8 7/8 in. x 7 in. (227 mm x 178 mm) plate size; 10 3/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (264 mm x 214 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Martin Colnaghi (circa 1792-1851), Printseller. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
- Benjamin Holl (1808-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Abraham Wivell (1786-1849), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
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