© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt
after William Faithorne, published by E. & S. Harding Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1796
9 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (237 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 716 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- E. & S. Harding (active 1786-before 1798), Publishers. Artist associated with 92 portraits.
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