Gheeraerts, Marcus, the Younger (c.1561-1635) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. Mary Sidney (1561-1621) was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her literary works, poetry, poetic translations and literary patronage; Sister of the poet Sir Philip Sydney; The original painting is said to belong to Sir John Shelley Sidney; Provenance: Private Collection.