© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by John Smith, after William Wissing, after Jan van der Vaart Click on the links below to find out more
18 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (472 mm x 300 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 73 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721). Artist associated with 51 portraits.
- William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D11529: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
- NPG D11997: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
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