Her Grace The Dutchess of Somerset
Sold by Alex Browne at ye blew ballcony in little Queen Street.
Mezzotint, sheet 340 x 255mm (13¼ x 10"). Trimmed to plate; lower right corner missing and repaired, losing some text; other repairs to edges.
Elizabeth Seymour, duchess of Somerset (1667-1722), courtier and politician, as a child. Lely's painting is at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, with other versions at Castle Howard and Syon House. Elizabeth became duchess when she married for the second time, to Charles Seymour, after her first husband Thomas Thynne was murdered at the behest of Charles, Count Königsmark (she denied any knowledge of the plot but the scandal remained associated with her). She became a close associate of Queen Anne.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. CS: 37.
[Ref: 34126] £240.00