Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanora
after Jacopo Amigoni Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, (circa 1729-1739)
12 in. x 8 3/4 in. (306 mm x 223 mm) plate size; 12 7/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (327 mm x 237 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Jacopo Amigoni (1682?-1752), Painter. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- NPG D10786: Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanora (from same plate)
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