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Robert Smirke

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Mary Smirke
stipple engraving, published 2 May 1814 (circa 1810)
14 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (378 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (448 mm x 347 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19993

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  • Robert Smirke (1753-1845), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.

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  • T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 236 portraits.
  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Charles Picart (circa 1780-circa 1837), Engraver, draughtsman and painter. Artist associated with 119 portraits.
  • Mary Smirke (active 1797-1821), Artist. Artist associated with 4 portraits.

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