1 portrait of John Fletcher
by George Vertue
line engraving, 1729
14 1/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. (362 mm x 242 mm) plate size; 23 1/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (586 mm x 455 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
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- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 862 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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