Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Carteret
by Charles Lee Meyers | NJHS 1926 | 6pp/photo | PDF 173K | $2.00 | B1
The original of this portrait was painted from life by Sir Peter Lely, the court painter for Charles I and II. A fine copy was made in the 1800s, and was presented to the City of Elizabeth (named in honor of Lady Elizabeth Carteret) in 1925 by the Society of Colonial Wars. Discussion of the Carteret family and its early involvement in the colonization of New Jersey.