image cavendish_m_rs13806
Image number: RS.13806
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle

Date

late 19th century

Sitter

Creator

William John Alais (b.1827, British), Engraver

After

Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck (b.1596, Flemish), Painter

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 221mm
width (print): 141mm

Subject

Description

Full-length portrait of Margaret Cavendish in three-quarter profile to the right as viewed. She wears a fine gown with a bonnet and tightly curled hair. In a classical setting with a Corinthian column and balustrade to the right and a richly decorated draped curtain to the left as viewed.

Inscribed ‘A J Alais Sct. MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE.’

Associated place

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