© National Portrait Gallery, London
Robert Henry Clive
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
11 in. x 8 7/8 in. (280 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 22 1/4 in. x 15 1/8 in. (566 mm x 384 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1903
- Robert Henry Clive (1789-1854), Conservative politician; MP for South Shropshire. Sitter in 2 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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