George Viscount Malden & Lady Eliz Capel.
London, Pub.d July 14, 1817, by C. Turner, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 560 x 405mm (22 x 16"). Thread margins. Light foxing.
Whole length portraits of George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, (1757 - 1839) and his sister Lady Eliabeth Capel (1755 - 1834). George, standing on the left in Van Dyck dress, is directed slightly to the right, facing front, with a stick in his right hand and his left on his hip. Elizabeth seated at right, is directed and facing to left, with her arms extended across her body to the right, holding a garland of flowers. A large urn can be seen behind to the right, and landscape in the distance and Capel-Coningsby succeeded his father as 5th Earl of Essex, and served as Recorder and High Steward of Leominster in 1802, and as Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire from 1802 to 1817. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1801, and received an honorary D.C.L. from Oxford University in 1810.
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