© National Portrait Gallery, London
Edward, Prince of Wales
by William Marshall Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1648
8 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (222 mm x 200 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Marshall (active 1617-1649), Engraver. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D33213: Edward, Prince of Wales (from same plate)
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