|Method||Copper engraving and etching|
|Published||Publish'd March 1st. 1784, as the Act directs, from an Original in the Possession of John Simco|
|Dimensions||Image 152 x 125 mm, Plate 225 x 190 mm, Sheet 260 x 208 mm|
A half length portrait of Anne Throgmorton at the age of fifty-three, after the death of her husband Nicholas Throgmorton. She is turned left, but facing the viewer, wearing a heavily embroidered, voluminous black dress, with an embroidered white shirt and large ruff collar underneath, holding a small pomander fan, and wearing a flat hood on top of her hairdo.
Inscription to top left corner: "Ætatis svæ 53 Anno Dni. 1590. Anne Throgmorton"
Inscription to underneath portrait: "Daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew ... St Catherine Cree Church London"
Anne (nee Carew) Throgmorton (c. 1520-1587) was the daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew, Knight of the Garter and Elizabeth Bryan. She married Nicholas Throgmorton, who was an ambassador to France, and played an important role in the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Anne and Nicholas had ten children and his daughter Elizabeth, or "Bess" became close to Queen Elizabeth I as well. She would marry Sir Walter Raleigh, one of the Queen's other favourites, without the Queen's permission, which did not end well for the couple. Anne Carew remarried after Nicholas' death, to Adrian Stokes.
Thomas Trotter (1756-1803) was a British printmaker and publisher, active in London.
Condition: Good impression, with light time toning and surface dirt built up.