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Elizabeth Comitissa Devoniae / The Countesses

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.847

  • Title (object)

    • Elizabeth Comitissa Devoniae

    Title (series)

    • The Countesses
  • Description

    Portrait of Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing front, wearing silk dress laced up at the front, and holding flower in right hand; in ornate frame; second, lettered state with privilige added; after Van Dyck; Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1660-1663 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 352 millimetres
    • Width: 245 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, name of designer, name of engraver with production and publication details: "Elizabeth. Comitissa Devoniæ", "Antonius Van Dyck Eques pinxit.", and "P. Lombart sculpsit et ex. Lonhini avec Priuileige du Roy'".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the series see 1868,0822.846.+.
    The portrait is based on Van Dyck's painting, now kept in Petworth house, Sussex, see S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, O. Millar and H. Vey, 'Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings', Yale & London, 2004, cat.no.IV.90.

  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 1 bibliographic details
    • Firmin-Didot 1876 1386 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 256.II (Van Dyck) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.847

Portrait of Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing front, wearing silk dress laced up at the front, and holding flower in right hand; in ornate frame.  c.1660 Engraving

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Portrait of Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing front, wearing silk dress laced up at the front, and holding flower in right hand; in ornate frame. c.1660 Engraving

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