© National Portrait Gallery, London
Maurice, Prince Palatine
by Gilles Rousselet, after Grégoire Huret Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 17th century
11 7/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (302 mm x 212 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Maurice, Prince Palatine (1621-1652), Fourth son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia and Elizabeth of Bohemia. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Grégoire Huret (1606-1670), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Gilles Rousselet (1610-1686). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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