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An image of Penelope, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Pembroke by Pierre Lombart, after Sir Anthony van Dyck

Pierre Lombart

(France circa 1613 – 1682)

after Sir Anthony van Dyck

(Flanders 22 Mar 1599 – 09 Dec 1641)

Title
Penelope, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Pembroke
Year
1661-1662
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Dimensions

35.0 x 24.5 cm image

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
353.1985
Location
Not on display
Further information

Lombart was a French engraver who worked in London throughout the years of the Interregnum (the period between the execution of Charles I and the restoration of Charles II). This print is part of a series of portraits after van Dyck, known as the 'Countesses'. All twelve plates are the same size and show three-quarter-length figures in engraved borders that imitate frames of the period. The series was highly influential and set the pattern for later sets of female beauties.

Bibliography (1)

Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (2)

Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006