© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anna Scott, Duchess of Monmouth and Duchess of Buccleuch
by William Henry Egleton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1835
9 5/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (246 mm x 180 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- William Henry Egleton (active 1833-1862), Engraver. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1681 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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