Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon (1733-1790), Famous Irish beauty and society hostess; wife of firstly 6th Duke of Hamilton and secondly 5th Duke of Argyll
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