Elizabeth (Gunning), Duchess of Argyll (1734-1790), Famous beauty
Sitter in 13 portraits
Celebrated beauty, second of the three famous Gunning sisters. She married James, Duke of Hamilton, surreptitiously, at Dr Keith's Mayfair Chapel; the ring was taken from a bed curtain. Her second marriage was to John, Duke of Argyll. Queen Charlotte was jealous of the king's admiration for her.
by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, mid 18th century
by John Faber Jr, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1753
Argyll and Bute