(France circa 1613–1682)
(Flanders 22 Mar 1599–09 Dec 1641)
35.0 x 24.5cm image
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.
Peter Raissis, Le Grand Siècle 1997, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers
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