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John Riley; Egbert van Heemskerk the Younger
by Alexander Bannerman, after John Riley, and after Egbert van Heemskerk the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, circa 1762
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (189 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Riley (1646-1691), Portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 100 portraits.
- Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder (circa 1635-1704), Artist. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Alexander Bannerman (circa 1730-after 1779), Printmaker. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
- John Riley (1646-1691), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 100 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Egbert van Heemskerk the Younger (circa 1634-1704), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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