THE HONBLE LADY ESSEX MOSTYN- BY I. SMITH AFTER G. KNELLER.
18th century mezzotint portrait of The Honble. Lady Essex Mostyn as a young woman, seated almost whole-length to right on bank, eyes to front, holding flowers in her lap, wearing a plain loose dress and robe, landscape behind;published state 1705. by I. Smith after the painting by G. Kneller.
The Hon Lady Essex Mostyn (-d.1721) was the daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and she married Sir Roger Mostyn. Together they had six sons and six daughters. Sir Roger was succeeded by their eldest son, Sir Thomas Mostyn 4th Baronet, with the death of whose grandson Thomas in 1831 the baronetcy expired. Three of their other sons were unmarried: Roger was a Canon of Windsor, Savage Mostyn was a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy. and John Mostyn was an officer in the British Army and a Member of Parliament. Their daughter Essex Mostyn married Robert Ker, second Duke of Roxburgh.
Framed: 19 in x 15 in 48cm x 38cm.
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