© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
by John Faber Jr, after Bartholomew Dandridge Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, probably 1730s
12 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (328 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (351 mm x 254 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Bartholomew Dandridge (1691-circa 1754). Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
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