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Creator:
Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607–1677, Bohemian
after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1599–1641, Flemish, active in Britain (1620–21; 1632–34; 1635–41)
Title:

Illustrissima et Excellentissima Domina; Dna: Alathea Talbot, etc. Comitissa Arundelliæ & Surriæ, etc. et prima Comitissa Angliæ.

Additional Title(s):

The Most Illustrious and Excellent Lady Alethia Howard, Countess of Arundel

Alethea Howard, 13th Baroness Furnivall, Countess of Arundel (née Lady Alethea Talbot)

Part Of:

Collective Title: Icones Principum Virorum Doctorum Pictorum Chalcographorum Statuariorum Nec Non Amatorum Pictoriæ Artis Numero Centum

Date:
1646
Medium:
Stipple engraving, etching and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, browned white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/4 × 9 11/16 inches (38.7 × 24.6 cm), Plate: 10 9/16 × 7 13/16 inches (26.8 × 19.8 cm), and Image: 9 11/16 × 7 5/8 inches (24.6 × 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "femme de Thomas Howard [...]"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "P.1354"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "W.130 | 1st state | 76 about 1660 | ?Eques after van dyck? | retouched (breast etc) | not as good as with 3g | with ink only | otherwise good impression | ex c24962"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "[...]83"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "[...]28"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "n | 40"

Watermark Collector's mark: "G.A.C."

Lettered, lower center: "ILLUSTRISSIMA ET EXCELLENTISSIMA DOMINA DNA; ALATHEA TALBOT, etc. | Comitissa Arundelliæ & Surriæ, etc. et prima Comitissa Angliæ. | WHollar fecit 1646 Antuerpiæ."; lettered, lower left: "Ant van Dyck Eques pinxit."; lettered, lower right: "Joh.Meyssens excudit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10565
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:28144
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