[Catherine Voss as Saint Agnes.]
[John Smith. n.d., c.1716.]
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare. Proof before letters. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Paper toning.
A portrait of Catherine Voss (1685/90 - 1714) portrayed as Saint Catherine. She is wearing a plain dress, holding a book, and with one arm around the neck of a lamb on a bank in front of her. Trees can be seen in the background. The oil is in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Voss was the illegitimate daughter of Godfrey Kneller by Mrs. Voss (proprietress of a coffee-house in St. James's Market). Called Catherine, but also known as Agnes, she later married a Mr. Huckle by whom she had son, Godfrey Huckle Kneller. Kneller left her his fortune with a request that her son should assume his name.
[Ref: 35624] £160.00