© National Portrait Gallery, London
Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales
by John Faber Jr, after Charles Philips Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, mid 18th century
12 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (326 mm x 225 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (363 mm x 263 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Charles Philips (1708-1747). Artist associated with 18 portraits.
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