© National Portrait Gallery, London
Venetia, Lady Digby
by Andrew Birrell, published by Silvester Harding, after Isaac Oliver Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1802
7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (187 mm x 138 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Andrew Birrell (circa 1770-circa 1820), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- Silvester Harding (1745-1809), Artist; publisher. Artist associated with 217 portraits.
- Isaac Oliver (circa 1565-1617), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 71 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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