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William Parsons

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William Parsons

by Simon Gribelin, after Pierre Berchet, after William Parsons
line engraving, 1696
2 1/2 in. x 2 in. (62 mm x 50 mm) plate size; 7 1/4 in. x 5 in. (183 mm x 127 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D47445

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  • William Parsons (1658-1705), Army officer and publisher. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Pierre Berchet (1659-1720), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
  • Simon Gribelin (1661-1733). Artist associated with 22 portraits.
  • William Parsons (1658-1705), Army officer and publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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