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78 People in group: Profession; Courtesans and courtiers

Nell Gwyn

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

Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

1655-1747
Jacobite; courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel

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

Giovanna Baccelli

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

Henry Brouncker, 3rd Viscount Brouncker

1624 or 1625-1688
Courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

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

Miss Burns

circa 1769-1792
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery

1639-1713
Governor of Jamaica and courtier
Sitter in 7 portraits

James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle

circa 1580-1636
Courtier; favourite of James I and Charles I
Sitter in 5 portraits

Miss Chambers

Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

1776-1852
Mistress of the Duke of York
Sitter in 7 portraits

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

1640-1709
Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 33 portraits

Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham

1769-1861
Mistress of George IV; wife of Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess of Conyngham
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir Charles Cotterell

1612?-1702
Courtier
Sitter in 4 portraits

Elizabeth Cresswell

active 1670-1684
Courtesan and procuress
Sitter in 1 portrait

Diane de Poitiers

1499-1566
Mistress of Henri II of France
Sitter in 1 portrait

Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon

1526?-1556
Courtier
Sitter associated with 7 portraits

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

1657-1717
Mistress of James II; wife of General David Colyear, 1st Earl of Portmore; daughter of Sir Charles Sedley
Sitter in 12 portraits

Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset

1688-1765
Courtier
Sitter in 10 portraits

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset

1643-1706
Poet and courtier
Sitter in 15 portraits