© National Portrait Gallery, London
possibly by Edmund Dorrell, after Wenceslaus Hollar, published by William Richardson Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 1796
6 7/8 in. x 5 in. (175 mm x 128 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Princess Elizabeth (1635-1650), Daughter of Charles I. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
- Edmund Dorrell (1778-1857). Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 533 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 395 portraits.
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