Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Frances Stuart, Countess of Portland

Series/Portfolio:
Icones Principum Virorum
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London)
Sitter:
Frances Stuart (British, 1617–1694)
Date:
1650
Medium:
Etching; first state of three (New Hollstein)
Dimensions:
Sheet (clipped impression): 10 7/8 × 7 1/2 in. (27.6 × 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of David Keppel, 1917
Accession Number:
17.21.25
Not on view
Portrait three-quarter length with hair in curls, pearl earrings, pearls around the neck and chest, wearing a low-cut dress with a fur stole, her left hand holding the stole in front of her right shoulder. A curtain at right. after van Dyck
Inscription: Lettered with two lines below the portrait: 'Illvstris: Domina Dna: Maria Stvart Comitissa / Portlandiandiæ Neylandiæ, etc.' Lettered with production details below: 'Ant: Van Dycke pinxit,'; W: Hollar fecit, A:o 1650,', and 'Ioannes Meÿsens excud: Antuerpiæ,'
David Keppel, New York; Donor: David Keppel, New York
Pennington 1484 ii/iv; New Hollstein (Van Dyck) 161; New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 735 I/III
Freeman O'Donoghue Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. vols. 1-5, London, 1908–22, cat. no. 2.

Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982, cat. no. 1484 ii/iv.

Simon Turner Anthony Van Dyck : New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, 1450-1700. Carl Depauw, vols. 1-8, 2002, cat. no. 161.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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