|Method||Stipple and etching|
|Artist||Nicholas Dixon after Samuel Cooper|
|Published||Pub. Jan. 1. 1802. by S.Harding. No. 127. Pall Mall|
|Dimensions||Image 82 x 70 mm, Plate 130 x 110 mm, Sheet 184 x 145 mm|
A bust portrait of Lucy Walter, wearing a low cut dress shoulder, held in place by strings of pearls, she is also wearing a pearl necklace and earrings, and has her hair loosely tied up, with a long curl draped over her shoulder. Image after a miniature at Montagu House.
Inscription underneath title: "From a miniature by Cooper at Strawberry Hill."
Engraver and artist identified by the Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection.
Lucy Walter, also known as Waters or Barlow (c.1630-1658) was a mistress of Charles II and from this affair had a son, James Scott the unfortunate, Duke of Mormouth. Lucy had a reputation of being promiscuous, and after her affair with the king ended, she had another child, and died young.
Condition: Good impression, small stain to lower centre, on bust.