A three quarter length portrait, from Lely’s series of the ‘Beauties of Windsor’. Lady Ossory stands languidly leaning on a stone pedestal. Wearing loose billowing robes and a pearl necklace, holding a cane in her left hand. In the distance are the trees of Windsor Great Park. Thought to be a portrait of the kind and beautiful Emilia, daughter of the Lord of Beverwaert, governor of Sluys and kinsman of the Prince of Orange, who married Thomas Butler 4th Earl of Ossory (1634-80), during his exile in Antwerp on 17th Nov. 1659. Her son James Butler later inherited his grandfather’s title, becoming 2nd Duke of Ormonde.
(Amelia Countess of Ossory)
Thomas Watson after Sir Peter Lely (Amelia Countess of Ossory) London, W. Shropshire & T. Watson Jan. 1st 1779 Mezzotint, proof before titles 380x340mm Very slight spotting in title area
SKU: 3915 Category: Portraits