© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Samuel William Reynolds, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1826
13 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (348 mm x 303 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 629 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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