Etching, sheet 70 x 60mm (2¾ x 2¼"). Trimmed inside platemark to oval shape; good impression; ms in old hand verso.
Portrait of Elizabeth Stanhope (née Butler), Countess of Chesterfield (1640-65), 2nd wife of Philip Stanhope. She died of 'spotted fever' in 1665. Her husband also contracted the disease, but recovered. By Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766), 'the English Rembrandt' and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married. Worlidge also etched Philip Stanhope's portrait.
D46; not in O'D; Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. See ref. 33028 for Philip Stanhope
[Ref: 33045] £65.00