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Henry Perronet Briggs, c. 1791 - 18 Jan 1844
Ira Frederick Aldridge, 24 Jul 1807 - 10 Aug 1867
Oil on canvas
Stretcher: 128.3 x 103.5 x 5.1cm (50 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 2")
Frame: 162.6 x 136.8 x 12.7cm (64 x 53 7/8 x 5")
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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Sir George Alexander; presented in 1907 to The Garrick Club, London; sold to NPG 1972.