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James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch
by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, late 17th century (1683)
13 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (348 mm x 249 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1869
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721). Artist associated with 51 portraits.
- William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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