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Lucy Loftus (née Brydges), Viscountess Lisburne
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
13 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. (335 mm x 245 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (352 mm x 267 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 D31030: Lucy Loftus (née Brydges), Viscountess Lisburne (from same plate)
- NPG D31031: Lucy Loftus (née Brydges), Viscountess Lisburne (from same plate)
- NPG D31032: Lucy Loftus (née Brydges), Viscountess Lisburne (from same plate)
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