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Mary Beale and Charles Beale the Younger
by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Mary Beale Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1762
6 1/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (160 mm x 118 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Charles Beale the Younger (baptised 1660-1726?), Portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 53 portraits.
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 53 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas Chambers (Chambars) (circa 1724-1789). Artist associated with 49 portraits.
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