© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Richard Gaywood, published by William Richardson Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1800 (1660)
5 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (145 mm x 94 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Richard Gaywood (active 1644-1668). Artist associated with 97 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 395 portraits.
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