© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Tradescant the Elder, John Tradescant the Younger, Elias Ashmole
after Wenceslaus Hollar Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 1827
4 7/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (124 mm x 194 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 533 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
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