© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Robert White Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1695
11 1/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (285 mm x 174 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- John Milton (1608-1674), Poet. Sitter associated with 72 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 607 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Princess Anne, daughter of James II by Anne Hyde, and now heir apparent to the English throne, returns to court having retired two years previously over William III's dismissal of John Churchill and his wife, Sarah, Anne's closest companion.
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