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Thomas Cadell the Elder

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Thomas Cadell the Elder

by Henry Meyer, after William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
15 in. x 12 7/8 in. (380 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 18 in. x 14 in. (457 mm x 355 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14969

Sitterback to top

  • Thomas Cadell the Elder (1742-1802), Publisher and bookseller. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 20 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
  • Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 280 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D11248: Thomas Cadell the Elder (from same plate)
  • NPG D21553: Thomas Cadell the Elder (from same plate)
  • NPG D34184: Thomas Cadell the Elder (from same plate)

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