© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester
by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1826
7 3/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. (196 mm x 169 mm) paper size
Given by Mrs Masterman, 1963
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 260 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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