after a painting attributed to John Taylor Click on the links below to find out more
chromolithograph, (circa 1610)
22 3/8 in. x 17 3/4 in. (569 mm x 450 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
- John Taylor (died 1651), Painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- NPG 1: William Shakespeare (source portrait)
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