Mary, Countess of Pembroke

This 5" x 8" original antique print was recovered from a disbound edition of "The Queens of Society" by Grace and Phillip Wharton. It was published by Porter and Coates of Philadelphia. No date listed, circa 1880.

This illustration is titled "Mary, Countess of Pembroke" and features a portrait of Mary Sidney, one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her poetry and literary patronage. By the age of 39, she was listed with her brother Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare, as one of the notable authors of her time. 

Paper shows very light soil, rough lower edge where it was bound into the book. Includes tissueguard.

Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.