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Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), Courtier

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
The wife of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Sarah Jennings was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber in 1683, and became a close friend and adviser to Queen Anne. Vivacious and adept at politicking, she used her position to further the military career of her husband. Eventually in 1711, her self-confident dominance of the Queen provoked a quarrel and estrangement, and both she and the Duke were dismissed from their offices.

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Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (circa 1700)
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3634

D32565

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D32565

D16548

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line and stipple engraving, 18th century
NPG D16548

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Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Simon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D19837

D27368

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705 (1705)
NPG D27368

D27369

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705 (1705)
NPG D27369

D27373

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705 (1705)
NPG D27373

D5216

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1705)
NPG D5216

D11544

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705 (1705)
NPG D11544

D11947

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705
NPG D11947

D38240

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by John Faber Jr, sold by Robert Sayer, and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1724-1756 (1705)
NPG D38240

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Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by John Faber Jr, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, printed for and sold by John King, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1724-1756 (1705)
NPG D3670

D27376

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27376

D27377

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by John Hinton
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27377

D16549

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D16549

D16550

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D16550

D27367

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1745
NPG D27367

D27374

Sarah Churchill (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Marlborough

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1745
NPG D27374

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