Maria, Countess of Waldegrave reverse glass print after Joshua Reynolds
Maria, Countess of Waldegrave
Richard Purcell after Sir Joshua Reynolds
A reverse glass mezzotint of Maria, Countess of Waldegraved published by Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller at teh the Golden Buck. Presented in an ebonised oak frame.
Maria is dressed in the fashionable Turkish style with a turban on her head and wearing a floral dess in this portrait after Sir Joshua Reynolds. She sat for Sir Joshua Reynolds on more than one occasion and Reynolds also painted her daughters in the famous conversation piece The Ladies Waldegrave. Maria was widowed in 1763 and remarried to the Duke of Gloucester, brother of King George III.
Young Corbut was one of several pseudonyms used by Richard Purcell to try and evade prosecution for copyright infringement.