Lucy Barlow alias Waters

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
Notes 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.

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Condition: Good impression, small stain to lower centre, on bust.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 46824