© National Portrait Gallery, London
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart; Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart
by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largillière Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1699 (1695)
15 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (400 mm x 302 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 12 in. (408 mm x 305 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1960
- Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746), Painter and Draughtsman. Artist associated with 42 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG 976: Prince James Francis Edward Stuart; Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart (after)
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