© National Portrait Gallery, London
Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury
published by Thomas Rodd the Elder, after William Faithorne Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1816
6 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (161 mm x 98 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 719 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Thomas Rodd the Elder (1763-1822), Bookseller. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
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