© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York
by Rivers, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1803
7 5/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (193 mm x 138 mm) plate size; 12 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (307 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 842 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Rivers, Engraver. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- NPG D29315: Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (from same plate)
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