3 of 3 portraits by Laureys (Lorenzo) a Castro
published by John Smith, after Laureys (Lorenzo) a Castro
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
6 3/4 in. x 4 7/8 in. (170 mm x 125 mm) plate size; 2mm margins
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