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Frederick V, King of Bohemia; Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia
by Balthasar Moncornet, published by Michel van Lochom Click on the links below to find out more
etching, 1624 or after
3 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (95 mm x 145 mm) plate size; 4 3/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (120 mm x 161 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Balthasar Moncornet (circa 1600-1668), Tapissier, engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 51 portraits.
- Michel van Lochom (1601-1647), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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