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Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 250 mm) plate size; small margin
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 72 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1682 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D11528: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
- NPG D8369: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
- NPG D11049: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
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Art and science
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