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Anabella (née Dives), Lady Howard
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
10 in. x 12 3/8 in. (255 mm x 314 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. (261mm x 325 mm) paper size
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D3112: Anabella (née Dives), Lady Howard (from same plate)
- NPG D3278: Anabella (née Dives), Lady Howard (from same plate)
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