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William Horsley

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William Horsley, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by  Joseph Dickinson, after  John Callcott Horsley, published January 1832 - NPG D22236 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Horsley

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Joseph Dickinson, after John Callcott Horsley
lithograph, published January 1832
21 1/4 in. x 14 1/2 in. (540 mm x 368 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D22236

Sitterback to top

  • William Horsley (1774-1858), Composer, organist and founder of the Philharmonic Society. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • Joseph Dickinson (1780-1849), Stationer and lithographic publisher. Artist associated with 82 portraits.
  • John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), Painter and Royal Academician. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
  • Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), Lithographic draughtsman and printer. Artist associated with 106 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1224 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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