1 portrait of John Milton
by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1670
7 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (180 mm x 135 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (188 mm x 143 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 719 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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