© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Edmund Dorrell, after Wenceslaus Hollar Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 1796 (1650)
6 3/4 in. x 5 in. (172 mm x 127 mm) plate size; 9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (241 mm x 190 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Princess Elizabeth (1635-1650), Daughter of Charles I. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
- Edmund Dorrell (1778-1857). Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 529 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
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