[Head of a woman]
Mezzotint, sheet 125 x 120mm (5 x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate; damage in centre.
Very pretty & early mezzotint by Jan van Somer (fl.1660-87), who was said by George Vertue to have been one of the most prolific, albeit usually anonymous, of 17th century mezzotinters working in London. Hardly any information about him survives.
Hollstein 183; Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34666] £460.00