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Engraved print of Mrs Hester Tradescant

Engraved print of ‘Mrs Hester Tradescant from original in Ashmolean Oxford. In 1662 Elias Ashmole preferred a bill in Chancery agt [against] Mrs Tradescant to recover her late husband’s museum. In 1664 the Cause came to a hearing. In 1674 Mrs Tradescant delivered up the Collection pursuant to a decree in Chancery & April 1678 she was found drown’d in her Pond at Lambeth’. This print of John Tradescant the Younger’s wife was published by James Caulfield in 1798 after the painting attributed to Emanuel de Critz.  Gift of Mr Stan Robinson.

Ref: 1996.324

Artist

James Caulfield

Materials

Paper, print

Theme

Artwork

Associated Person

John Tradescant the Younger

Year

1798

Collection No:

1996.324