by George Vertue
engraving, engraved 1729
14 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (370 mm x 245 mm) plate size; 15 7/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (402 mm x 270 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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