Her Grace the Dutchess of Marlborough.
Sold by Rob.t Sayer near St Dunstans Church in Fleet-Street, & John King at the Globe in the Poultry. [n.d., c.1760.
Mezzotint. Sheet 460 x 310mm (18 x 12¼"). Trimmed into image on three sides, laid on album sheet.
A full-length portrait of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660 - 1744), politician and courtier. Wearing a loose dress and ermine robe, she holds her right hand to her breast. One of the series 'Beauties of Hampton Court'. On this state the publication line has been moved from under the title to bottom right of the portrait, replacing the engraver's name: it seems the plate was broken, necessitating the change. The same portrait is the source of a head-and-shoulders oval mezzotint.
Chaloner Smith 28.
[Ref: 35856] £230.00