© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
6 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (160 mm x 97 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Samuel Butler (1612-1680), Author of 'Hudibras'. Sitter in 26 portraits.
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 842 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
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