1 of 14 portraits of Francis Turner
attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1683-1688
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
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- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 53 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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