Sir Peter Paul Rubens and family
by James Macardell, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, mid 18th century
20 1/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (510 mm x 352 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Painter. Sitter associated with 13 portraits, Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 291 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
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