Lucy Countes of Carlisle, Daughter of Jocelin Earle of Northumberland.
P. v. Gunst sculps. et exc. Amstelod. [n.d. c.1714, but later.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 515 x 325mm. 20¼ x 12¾". Mount burn.
Portrait of Lucy, Countess of Carlisle, full-length standing before a column with hand on curtain. Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (1599-1660) was an English courtier known for her beauty and wit. She was involved in many political intrigues during the English Civi War, and became second wife to James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle. She is known for disclosing to her cousin Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex of the King's intended arrest of the five members of Long Parliament, which enabled Essex and the other to escape. She was a political friend of Strafford and Pym. From Gunst's series of ten plates after van Dyck, made 1713-15, from the Cracherode bequest.
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