Attributed to Susan Penelope Rosse (British, 1652-1700), after Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)
An unfinished portrait of Frances Teresa Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, 'La Belle Stuart' (1647-1702), wearing pearl necklace and matching pendent earrings, her hair curled and upswept.
Watercolour on vellum, the reverse inscribed Mifs Stewart the favourite Mistrefs/ of Car. 2. married the Duke of/ Richmond & Lenox, gilt-metal frame, engraved DUCHESS OF RICHMOND with pierced spiral cresting.
Oval, 89mm (3 1/2in) high