Christian Friedrich Zincke (1683/4-1767)
Portrait of an Unknown Woman
Painted in enamel on copper
Signed in enamel on the back in Latin 'C. F. Zincke made this' and dated '1716'
Museum no. P.106-1922
This is possibly of Arabella Fermor (1696-1737), a famous London society beauty. She was the heroine of Alexander Pope 's humorous poem, 'The Rape of the Lock', about the theft of a lock of her hair.