© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after 12 in. x 9 in. (304 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 22 1/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (562 mm x 384 mm) paper size Given by Grillion's Club, 1903 Reference Collection NPG D20597
Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (1783-1861), Politician; MP for Barnstaple, St Mawes, Buckingham, Devon, Tavistock and Devonshire North. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
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