© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Richard Cooper, after G. Robinson Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
9 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (251 mm x 145 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- William Forbes (1668 or 1671-1745), Lawyer and jurist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Richard Cooper (1701-1764), Engraver. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- G. Robinson (active late 17th century), Artist. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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