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99 People in group:

Profession; Courtesans and courtiers

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

1592-1628
Courtier; favourite of James I
Sitter associated with 49 portraits

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

1776-1852
Mistress of the Duke of York
Sitter in 8 portraits

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

1640-1709
Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 33 portraits

Kitty Fisher

circa 1741-died 1767
Courtesan
Sitter associated with 11 portraits

Nell Gwyn

1651?-1687
Actress; mistress of Charles II
Sitter associated with 28 portraits

Emma (née Lyon), Lady Hamilton

Baptised 1765-1815
Mistress of Lord Nelson
Sitter in 30 portraits

Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

1649-1734
Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 15 portraits

Mary Robinson (née Darby)

1756 or 1758-1800
Known as 'Perdita'; writer, actress and mistress of the future George IV
Sitter in 12 portraits

Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

1655-1747
Jacobite and courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey

circa 1593-1630
Courtier and 3rd son of Sir George Villiers
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt

1860-1946
Soldier and courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel

1511?-1580
Soldier and courtier
Sitter associated with 6 portraits

John Ashburnham

1603-1671
Courtier, diplomat, royalist and politician; MP for Hastings and Sussex
Sitter associated with 3 portraits

Giovanna Baccelli

circa 1753-1801
Dancer and mistress of 3rd Duke of Dorset
Sitter in 5 portraits

John Palmer Brabazon

1843-1922
Soldier and courtier, Major-General of the Grenadier Guards
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Brouncker, 3rd Viscount Brouncker

1624 or 1625-1688
Courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce

1834-1897
Soldier, courtier and Liberal politician; MP for North Wiltshire and Marlborough
Sitter in 1 portrait

Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry

1894-1973
Army officer, politician, royal courtier, landowner and businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Erskine, 6th Earl of Buchan

died 1640
Courtier; son of 7th Earl of Mar
Sitter in 1 portrait

Miss Burns

circa 1769-1792
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits