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Murphy, Marie-Louise (1737–1814), royal mistress and artist's model  

Michael Rapport

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, ...

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Wintour, Helena (1600?–1671), recusant gentlewoman and textile artist  

Jan Graffius

Wintour, Helena (1600?–1671), recusant gentlewoman and textile artist, was the daughter of Robert Wintour (1568–1606) and Gertrude Talbot of Grafton (c. 1571–1608). Her parents had married between 1589 and 1594, and at least three of their children lived to adulthood: ...