© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Michael Vandergucht, after Henry Tilson Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1695-1725
6 1/4 in. x 3 5/8 in. (160 mm x 91 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- John Kettlewell (1653-1695), Nonjuror and devotional writer. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Henry Tilson (1659-1695), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Michael Vandergucht (1660-1725), Engraver. Artist associated with 255 portraits.
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