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

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Delany [née Granville; other married name Pendarves], Mary (1700–1788), court favourite and artist  

Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg

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 ...

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See under Dugdale, Sir William Stratford, second baronet

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Germain [née Berkeley], Lady Elizabeth [Betty] (1680–1769), courtier and art collector  

Anne Pimlott Baker

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, ...

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Howard [née Hobart; other married name Berkeley], Henrietta, countess of Suffolk (c. 1688–1767), mistress of George II and architectural patron  

Matthew Kilburn

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 ...

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

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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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Ramsay, Lady Patricia [formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught] (1886–1974), artist  

Kenneth Rose

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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, ...

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Russell [née Harington], Lucy, countess of Bedford (bap. 1581, d. 1627), courtier and patron of the arts  

Helen Payne

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...

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Russell, Lucy, countess of Bedford (bap. 1581, d. 1627)  

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

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Sherley, Lady Teresa Sampsonia (c. 1589–1668)  

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Lady Teresa Sampsonia Sherley (c. 1589–1668), by British School, 1624-1627

Berkeley Castle

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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: ...