© National Portrait Gallery, London
Adriaen van Stalbemt
by John Corner, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1816
10 1/2 in. x 8 in. (267 mm x 204 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- John Corner (active 1788-1825), Printmaker. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1017 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
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