1876 Steel Engraving Britannia Frances Teresa Stewart Portrait Costume XEOA9


This is an original 1876 black and white steel engraving that depicts Frances Teresa Stewart as Britannia. Her beauty was apparently unrivaled in 17th century England, and she attracted attention from many suitors as a result. King Charles II was so enamored that he was eager to make her his mistress, however she refused him, and married Duke Charles Stewart of Richmond and Lennox instead.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5.25 inches; 9 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to offer a collection of steel engraved portraits that provides a fascinating look at the English nobility of the 17th century. During this turbulent time, the British Isles were torn apart by two sets of divided factions, parliament versus the monarchy and the Catholics against the Anglicans and members of the Puritan movement. Each portrait, featured here in incredible detail, belongs to an individual whose religion, decisions, and political standing helped to shape the England we know and love today.

Keywords specific to this image: breast plate, cloak, helmet, Lely Pinx