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Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth
by Paul van Somer, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1680
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340mm x 250 mm)
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 841 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Paul van Somer (active 1670-1694), Etcher and engraver. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- NPG D3940: Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth (from same plate)
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