© National Portrait Gallery, London
Anne Gerard (née Mason), Countess of Macclesfield when Viscountess Brandon
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (350 mm x 253 mm) paper size
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D31009: Anne Gerard (née Mason), Countess of Macclesfield when Viscountess Brandon (from same plate)
- NPG D38067: Anne Gerard (née Mason), Countess of Macclesfield when Viscountess Brandon (from same plate)
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