© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York
by J.L. Claessens, after Sir Peter Lely, published by E. & S. Harding Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1793
6 3/4 in. x 4 in. (170 mm x 103 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- J.L. Claessens (active 18th century), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- E. & S. Harding (active 1786-before 1798), Publishers. Artist associated with 92 portraits.
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 842 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
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