1-9 of 9 results  for:

  • Art and architecture x
  • Royalty, rulers, and aristocracy x
  • Sex: Female x
Clear all

Image

Mary Delany (1700–1788) by John Opie, 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Delany [née Granville; other married name Pendarves], Mary (1700–1788), court favourite and artist, was born at Coulston, Wiltshire, on 14 May 1700. The elder daughter of Bernard Granville (1671–1723) and his wife, Mary Westcomb (d. 1747), she was widely connected in court and political circles. Her father's elder brother was ...

Article

Germain [née Berkeley], Lady Elizabeth [Betty] (1680–1769), courtier and art collector, was the second daughter in the family of four sons and three daughters of Charles Berkeley, second earl of Berkeley (1649–1710), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1719), daughter of Baptist Noel, ...

Image

Henrietta Howard, countess of Suffolk (c. 1688–1767) attrib. Charles Jervas © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Howard [née Hobart; other married name Berkeley], Henrietta, countess of Suffolk (c. 1688–1767), mistress of George II and architectural patron, was the third daughter of Sir Henry Hobart, fourth baronet (1657/8–1698), of Blickling, Norfolk, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1701), the daughter and coheir of ...

Article

Murphy, Marie-Louise (1737–1814), royal mistress and artist's model, was born in Rouen, France, on 21 October 1737. Of Irish descent, she was the fifth daughter of Daniel Murphy de Boisfailly (d. 1753), a shoemaker who had served in the French army, and his wife, ...

Article

Ramsay, Lady Patricia [formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught] (1886–1974), artist, was born Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth in London at Buckingham Palace on St Patrick's day, 17 March 1886. She was the third and youngest child and younger daughter of Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, ...

Article

Russell [née Harington], Lucy, countess of Bedford (bap. 1581, d. 1627), courtier and patron of the arts, was baptized on 25 January 1581 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, Middlesex, the elder daughter of John Harington, first Baron Harington of Exton...

Image

Lucy Russell, countess of Bedford (bap. 1581, d. 1627) attrib. William Larkin, c. 1615 National Museum of Fine Arts, Sweden