Lady Mary Pierrepont. 1710. No.1
Published June 1.1803, by Richard Phillips, No.71, St Paul's Church Yard London.
Stipple with some etching, with large margins, Plate 190 x 120mm. 7½ x 4¾".
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was an English aristocrat and writer. She is remembered for her letters from Turkey, as wife to the ambassador, which have been described by Billie Melman as 'the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient'. Portrait after a miniature; three-quarters length standing with her right arm resting on a tree branch, her cheek against her hand, her left hand at her side, wearing a simple gown with her hair dressed half up; in an oval; number 1 of a set.
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