© National Portrait Gallery, London
Elizabeth Dauncey (née More)
by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving printed in two colours, published 1795
16 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (422 mm x 289 mm) plate size; 22 1/4 in. x 17 1/4 in. (566 mm x 437 mm) paper size
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
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