© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anne of Denmark
by Crispijn de Passe the Elder Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1604
5 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (142 mm x 96 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 44 portraits.
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