Sir Peter Lely, Elizabeth, Countess of Chesterfield, Steel Engraving



Hand colored steel engraving by T. Wright

Portrait of Elizabeth Stanhope (née Butler), Countess of Chesterfield (1640-65), 2nd wife of Philip Stanhope. She died of ‘spotted fever’ in 1665. Her husband also contracted the disease, but recovered. By Thomas Worlidge (1700 – 1766), ‘the English Rembrandt’ and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married.

6 3/4″ x 10 1/4″ for the full page, originally in a book or portfolio.  Image measures 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4″.  On thick paper. Some foxing, water damage on border, easily covered by frame or mat. Image clean.  Original $4 purchase price written in pencil on lower left corner. Buyer pays for Priority Mail.