© National Portrait Gallery, London
Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth
by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Colburn & Bentley, after Sir Peter Lely Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, published 1 December 1831
12 7/8 in. x 9 in. (327 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 13 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (343 mm x 240 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Colburn & Bentley (active 1831), Publishers. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 841 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Charles Edward Wagstaff (1808-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
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