"Elizabeth Lady Denham" Original Engraving after Sir Peter Lely, 1833
An original hand colored copper plate engraving after Dutch artist Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) titled "Elizabeth Lady Denham", 1833. Engraved by English artist Thomas Wright (1792-1849) in 1833. Incredibly framed with moulding from Spain, matting from Holland, all archival. Framed size: 21" x 17.75". Image size: 6.5" x 5". Mint condition.
Sir Peter Lely (14 September 1618 – 30 November 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.
Thomas Wright (1792–1849) was an engraver and portrait-painter. After serving an apprenticeship with Henry Meyer, and worked for four years as assistant to William Thomas Fry, for whom he engraved the popular plate of Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold in a box at Covent Garden Theatre. About 1817 he began to practise independently as a stipple-engraver, and also found employment in taking portraits in pencil and miniature.
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 21 in | WIDTH: 17¾ in
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