This Noble Lady was eldest Daughter of Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk and Mary the French Queen his Dutchess; She was married to Henry Grey Marquess of Dorset and Duke of Suffolk &c. the Mother of Lady Jane Grey who was proclaimed Queen. Frances Dutchessof Suffolk and her Husband Adrian Stokes Esq.r from an Original in the Cabinet of the Hon.ble Horace Walpole Jun.r Esq.r most Humbly Inscrib;d by his most Obedient Servant G: Vertue. Pl: IV.
Engraving and etching with very large margins, printed on 18th Century watermarked paper. Plate 475 x 566mm. 18¾ x 22¼". Some tears around the edges, and printers creases.
Double portrait of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk (1517-1559) and Adrian Stokes (1533-1586); she on the left, holding a glove in her right hand on a cushion, touching her necklace with the other, he on the right, holding his gloves to his chest in his left hand; with a cartouche on the base of the plinth forming the lower part of the frame. One of the nine plates Vertue engraved of 'Historical Portraitures', from copies he made after paintings relating to the Tudor family, issued in three parts; this being part of the second set. They were republished as a set by the Society of Antiquaries in 1776, together with Vertue's notes on the pictures which he presented to the Society and plate numbers.
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