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Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by Robert Williams, published by John Smith Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1680-1704
8 7/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (227 mm x 185 mm) plate size; small margins
- Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 73 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Robert Williams (active 1680-1704), Mezzotinter. Artist associated with 75 portraits.
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