John Smith after Sir Godfrey Kneller
The Hon.ble Lady Howard
10½ x 16½ inches
A full-length mezzotint portrait by Smith after Kneller; published in London in 1697.
In this delightful image Lady Howard is caught reclining against a rock in a rural landscape. She wears a full-length satin gown with pear bracelet and pearl clasps at her bodice. Anabella Dives, as she was born, (1674-1728) became the 4th wife of Lord Howard who died in 1698 soon after this print was made. He was the son of the Earl of Berkshire and best remembered for his poetry and playwriting during the reign of Charles II.