Bernard Lens, portrait of Miss Elizabeth Weld

Bernard Lens, portrait of Miss Elizabeth Weld

Bernard Lens (1682-1740)
Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Weld
About 1720
Watercolour on ivory, over graphite underdrawing
Signed lower left, 'BL' in monogram. Inscribed on the back of the frame, 'Miss Weld / of Willey who / marryed Brooke / Forester Esq'
Museum no. P.65-1987
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Elizabeth Weld was related to Richard Whitmore, whose grandmother was also a Weld.