|Artist||after William Marshall|
|Published||Pub Feb 1.1798 by WRichardson No. 31 Strand|
|Dimensions||Image 124 x 64 mm, Plate 142 x 85 mm, Sheet 247 x 158 mm|
A bust portrait of Lettice, Viscountess of Falkland, within an oval wreath, wearing a black widow's dress, holding a book, and underneath her portrait are two putti flanking a coat of arms with "In Domino quies", and a skull, as well as the mount Calvary and mount Tabor.
Lettice (née Morison), Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612-1646) was the wife of Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland (1610 - 1643), who was an English author and politician. A famous cavalier, Cary fought on the side of the Royalists during the English Civil War, and fell at the First Battle of Newbury.
William Marshall (1617 - 1649) was a British engraver, and one of the most prolific engravers of the Caroline era. Marshall produced some 250 prints during his career, around half of his prints are portraits, and a large proportion of the rest are title pages.
after O'Donoghue 2
Condition: Excellent impression with wide margins. Minor surface dirt built-up to edges of the plate.