© National Portrait Gallery, London
published by William Richardson, after Crispijn de Passe the Elder Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1801
7 3/8 in. x 5 in. (187 mm x 126 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Thomas Percy (1560-1605), Organiser of the 'Gunpowder Plot'. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Crispijn de Passe the Elder (circa 1565-1637), Engraver, draughtsman and print publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 395 portraits.
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