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Creator:
Thomas Watson, 1743–1781, British
after Sir Peter Lely, 1618–1680, Dutch, active in England (from 1643)
Title:
Barbara Palmer (née Villiers) Countess of Castlemaine
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 11/16 × 13 1/16 inches (42.4 × 33.2 cm) and Image: 16 3/16 × 13 inches (41.1 × 33 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Dutchess of Cleaveland"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Peter Lely."; lettered, lower right: Engrav'd by Thpos. Watson."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9855
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloak | clouds | earring | feathers | headdress | landscapes | mask | religious and mythological subject | spear | woman
Associated People:
Palmer (nee Villiers), Barbara (1640-1709), countess of Castlemaine and 1st Duchess of Cleveland
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25517
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