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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

(1733-1790), Famous Irish beauty and society hostess; former wife of 6th Duke of Hamilton, and later wife of 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.

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by Francis Cotes - NPG 4890

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Francis Cotes
pastel on blue paper laid down on canvas, 1751
NPG 4890

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon when Duchess of Hamilton, by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by  Robert Sayer, after  Gavin Hamilton - NPG D7113

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon when Duchess of Hamilton

by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D7113

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by Richard Houston, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D7111

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D7111

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by John Finlayson, after  Katharine Read - NPG D7115

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by John Finlayson, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D7115

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by John Finlayson, after  Katharine Read - NPG D7116

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by John Finlayson, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D7116

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by John Finlayson, after  Katharine Read - NPG D7117

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by John Finlayson, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, published 1770
NPG D7117

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, by Robert Lawrie (Lowry), published by  Robert Sayer, after  Katharine Read - NPG D7118

Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Robert Lawrie (Lowry), published by Robert Sayer, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, published 25 February 1771
NPG D7118

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D2504

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Brookshaw, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D2505

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Houston, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D2529

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Brookshaw, published by Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D14151

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon

by Richard Houston, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, (circa 1752)
NPG D2530

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Elizabeth (née Gunning), Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon when Duchess of Hamilton

by John Faber Jr, after Gavin Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1753
NPG D7114

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