© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Wilhelm von Bemmel, published by John Hinton Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
7 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (180 mm x 114 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- William Harvey (1578-1657), Physician, discovered the circulation of the blood. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Wilhelm von Bemmel (1630-1708), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- John Hinton (active 1732-died 1781), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
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