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Mrs Voss and Catherine Kneller, later Mrs Huckle
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
13 1/2 in. x 10 in. (342 mm x 255 mm) plate size, small margins
- Mrs Voss (active circa 1685-1690), Mistress of Sir Godfrey Kneller; mother of Catherine (Agnes) Huckle. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- 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 D4576: Mrs Voss and a child (from same plate)
- NPG D19539: Mrs Voss and a child (Catherine Huckle?) (based on same portrait)
- NPG D19807: Mrs Voss and Catherine Kneller, later Mrs Huckle (from same plate)
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Art and science
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