© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
by Robert White, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, circa 1680-1703
6 1/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (155 mm x 94 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 841 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D46327: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (from same plate)
- NPG D46328: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (from same plate)
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