Penelope, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Pembroke
circa 1613 - 1682
after Sir Anthony van Dyck
22 Mar 1599 - 09 Dec 1641
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.
35.0 x 24.5 cm image
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Not on display
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 1 publication
Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers