Anna de Morton Comitissa.
Londini, avec Privileige du Roy et ex. parisis. [n.d. c.1660.]
Copper engraving with large margins. Collector's mark on verso. Plate 355 x 260mm. 14 x 10¼". Tears into plate lower left.
Anna Dalkeith, Countess of Morton (d.1654), was daughter or Sir Edward Villiers and wife to Robert Douglas, Earl of Morton. Lombart's most famous work was the series of twelve portraits after van Dyck that he engraved around 1660, often known as the 'Countesses' from the Latin of their titles. Mariette in his entry on Lombart in his Abecedario stated that this set alone would suffice to place him 'au rang des premiers graveurs'. All twelve plates are the same size, and show three-quarter-length figures, ten women and two men, in 15mm wide borders that imitate frames of the period.
Ex Collection: Cabinet Brentano, Johann Melchior von Birckenstock (1738-1809), Vienna and Frankfurt. Lugt: 345.
[Ref: 24657] £160.00