An image of Penelope, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Pembroke

Pierre Lombart

(France circa 1613 – 1682)

after Sir Anthony van Dyck

(Flanders 22 Mar 1599 – 09 Dec 1641)

Penelope, Lady Herbert, later Countess of Pembroke

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.

Year
1661-1662
Media
Print
Medium
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