3 of 4 portraits of Elizabeth Pepys
by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Hayls
stipple engraving, published January 1828
8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (225 mm x 145 mm) paper size
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This print records the painting by John Hayls that Pepys commissioned of his wife in February 1666. The portrait probably hung as a pendant to Pepys' own portrait by Halys shown here and the posture was designed to show Elizabeth in the role of St. Catherine. The painting was destroyed in the nineteenth century.
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- Foskett, Daphne, Samuel Cooper, 1974 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 March - 15 June 1974), p. 129
- Ollard, Richard, Pepys and his Contemporaries, 2015, p. 105
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