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Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
12 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (326 mm x 250 mm) plate size, small margins
- Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 72 portraits.
- Isaac Beckett (1652 or 1653-1688), Engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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