© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem
published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
9 1/2 in. x 7 3/8 in. (240 mm x 187 mm) paper size, trimmed
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1681 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG D30858: George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem (from same plate)
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