© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), published by Christopher Browne, after Mary Beale Click on the links below to find out more
16 1/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (411 mm x 294 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 53 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Christopher Browne (active 1695), Publisher. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) (1649-1697), Engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Princess Anne, daughter of James II by Anne Hyde, and now heir apparent to the English throne, returns to court having retired two years previously over William III's dismissal of John Churchill and his wife, Sarah, Anne's closest companion.
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