© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
by and published by John Faber Jr, after Jeremiah Davison Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1739 or before (1730)
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/2 in. x 10 in. (395 mm x 255 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Jeremiah Davison (circa 1695-1745). Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- NPG D33032: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
- NPG D7920: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
- NPG D19849: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
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