Signature: in plate below image: "Painted by W. Peters, R. A." (scratched letters)
Inscription: in plate, below title: "Engraved & Publish'd by J. R. Smith, No. 10 Batesmans Buildings, Soho Square feb. 24th 1780 & at No. 171 Strand" (scratched letters) inscribed in brown ink below plateline: "Lady Elizabeth Compton / Sole Daughter & Heiress of / Charles Earl of Northampton / by the Lady Anne Somerset / Eldest Daughter of Noel Duke of Beaufort. / 1780 / and Wife of Lord Geroge Henry Cavendish"
Erdmann estate sale (1941); Vendor: Oscar Lowenstein, for Edrmann estate
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 25, 2004–January 23, 2005.
Chaloner Smith 45 i; Frankau 89 i/iv; D'Oench 146
John Chaloner Smith British Mezzotinto Portraits...from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. Henry Sotheran & Company, vols. 1-4, 1878–83, vol. III, p. 1260, no. 45 i.
Julia Frankau John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London, 1902, cat. no. 89 i/iv, pp. 96-7.
Charles E. Russell English Mezzotinto Portraits and Their States. vol. II, London and New York, 1926, cat. no. 45, p. 285.
Ellen D'Oench "Copper into Gold": Prints by John Raphael Smith, 1751–1812. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 146, p. 206.
Artist: John Raphael Smith (British, baptized Derby 1751–1812 Doncaster)Date: December 21, 1787Medium: Stipple engraving, printed in color; second state of twoAccession: 42.119.440On view in:Not on view