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Inscription

lower center in plate: The Right Honrbl. The Lady Elizabeth Butler Countess of Chesterfield; lower left in plate: P. Lelij Eques / pinxit; lower right in plate: sold by Alex Browne at ye blew / ballcony on little Queen Street; by later hand, lower right in graphite: B/250 / p1

Provenance

John Chaloner Smith, Dublin (1827 - 1895), inventory no. 5-3389; (his sale, Sotheby's London, 21-30 March, no. 275). Christopher Lennox Boyd; (Nicholas Stogdon, Oxford); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Bibliography
1884
Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. 4 vols. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.