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Marie Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d'Angoulême
by Valentine Green, published by Christian von Mechel Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 29 March 1796
11 7/8 in. x 9 in. (303 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 149 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Christian von Mechel (1737-1817), Print publisher and engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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