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Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)
A young lady traditionally called Lady Alington, née Elizabeth Tollemache (d. 1671), in blue silk dress with gem-set brooch at corsage, wearing a pearl necklace and earrings, her hair dressed in ringlets
Signed with monogram 'SC' (lower left)
On vellum laid down on gessoed card


Oval, 82 mm. high, gilt-metal mount, the backing board inscribed 'Lady alington. / done by Cooper / 1'

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Lady Alington was the daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Bt. and the Hon. Elizabeth Stanhope. In 1631 she married William Alington 1st Baron Alington, 1st Baron Alington and, c. 1651 she married as her second husband, the Hon. Sir William Compton (c. 1663)
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