Barbara Dutchess of Cleveland. From the Original Picture, in His Majesty's Collection at Windsor.VI.
Publish'd Jan.y 1.st 1779, for W: Shropshire, No.158, & T: Watson, No.142, New Bond Street, London.
Mezzotint. 457 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of Barbara Villiers (1640-1709) as Minerva, spear in left hand and wearing plumed helmet and loose robe. Villiers was mistress of Charles II from 1659 until the early 1670s. From a set of six prints after a series of paintings by Sir Peter Lely of women at the court of Charles II, known as 'The Beauties of Windsor'.
Goodwin: 34. CS: 5.
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