© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Nathaniel Parr, or by Remigius Parr, after Henry Tilson Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
6 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (162 mm x 99 mm) paper size
- John Kettlewell (1653-1695), Nonjuror and devotional writer. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Nathaniel Parr (died 1751), Engraver. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Remigius Parr (1723-after 1750). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Henry Tilson (1659-1695), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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