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The Lord Ashley

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    1678-1679 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tompson, Richard (engraver)
    Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 30

Physical description

Portrait, nearly full-length, of Lord Ashley seated, wearing a long wig and lace cravat, resting right hand and with left hand placed against breast. In the right background is a column and a landscape beyond; in the left background is a drape.

Place of Origin

London (probably, printed)


1678-1679 (printed)


Tompson, Richard (engraver)
Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'The Lord Ashley P. Lely pinxit. R. Tompson excudit.'


Height: 34 cm, Width: 24.8 cm

Descriptive line

Print. Portrait, nearly full-length, of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury, seated. Mezzotint, possibly by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely, 1678-1679.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.



Subjects depicted

Landscape; Wig; Column


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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