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Mary (née Roche), Baroness Nolcken when Mrs Le Maistre

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Mary (née Roche), Baroness Nolcken when Mrs Le Maistre, by Valentine Green, published by  Josiah Boydell, after  Edward Francis Cunningham (Calze), published 21 January 1771 - NPG D38981 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mary (née Roche), Baroness Nolcken when Mrs Le Maistre

by Valentine Green, published by Josiah Boydell, after Edward Francis Cunningham (Calze)
mezzotint, published 21 January 1771
16 in. x 11 1/2 in. (406 mm x 292 mm) plate size; 22 3/4 in. x 17 3/8 in. (578 mm x 440 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D38981


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