© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
by John Faber Jr, after John Ellys Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1735-1745
13 3/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (349 mm x 251 mm)
- John Ellys (1701-1757), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
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