Catherine Lady Walpole.
Engraving, 225 x 160mm. 9 x 6¼".
Catherine (Shorter), Lady Walpole (1682 - 1737), first wife of Sir Robert Walpole, later 1st Earl of Orford. In an oval frame decorated with flowers, placed on a pedestal decorated with garlands, on which lie a vase with flowers, fruits, palm leaves, a palette with brushes, a portrait miniature of a woman, and a sketch of trees. Curtain above; shield with Garter star in foreground on left, with ribbon lettered with motto 'Fari Qvæ Sentiat'. From 'Ædes Walpolianæ: or, a description of the collection of pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, the seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford' probably printed by John Hughs in 1748. Numbered 'Vol.2. P.225' upper right. After Christian Friedrich Zincke (1684? - 1767), portrait-miniaturist in enamel, born in Dresden; worked in England from 1706, living in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, and, from 1746, in Lambeth.
British Library: 015311021.
[Ref: 14043] £95.00