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Queen Mary II when Princess of Orange
by Pieter Schenck Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, probably 1680s
8 in. x 6 in. (203 mm x 152 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 94 portraits.
- Pieter Schenck (1660-1711), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 50 portraits.
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