Bookplate of Lady Elizabeth Germain (1680-1769)

Bookplate of the Lady Elizabeth Germain, courtier to Queen Anne and close friend of Jonathan Swift. After the death of her husband, Sir John Germain, she remained a widow and dedicated herself to maintaining his art collections, as well as entertaining the political classes. From The lives of all the Lords Chancellors, Lords Keepers, and Lords Commissioners, of the Great Seal of England (1708).