Probably Elizabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress

1 portrait by Johann Gottfried Auerbach

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Probably Elizabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress

by Gustav Adolph Müller, after Johann Gottfried Auerbach
line engraving, 1730s?
20 3/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (517 mm x 323 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D32896

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