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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

(1689-1762), Writer and traveller

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Writer and traveller. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was the daughter of the Duke of Kingston. She secretly married Edward Wortley Montagu in 1712 and accompanied him on his mission to Constantinople as ambassador in 1716. A victim of smallpox which left her badly marked, she had her son inoculated against the disease at the age of four in Turkey and introduced the practice to England on her return home in 1718. A literary bluestocking and leader of society in London but left England and her husband in 1739 to live abroad, only returning to England shortly before her death. Her celebrated Letters, written from abroad, were published posthumously.

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Duke and Duchess of Portland; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by George Vertue, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D14770

Duke and Duchess of Portland; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by George Vertue, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
engraving, 1739 (1738)
NPG D14770

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Achille Devéria, printed by  François Le Villain, published by  Edward Bull, published by  Edward Churton, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D34619

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by Achille Devéria, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
hand-coloured lithograph, 1830s
NPG D34619

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by William Greatbach, published by  Richard Bentley - NPG D16265

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley
line and stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D16265

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Joseph Brown - NPG D16266

Unknown woman, called Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by Joseph Brown
line and stipple engraving, 1844 or after
NPG D16266

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Louisa Anne Beresford (née Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D23146(24)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by Louisa Anne Beresford (née Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford, after Jonathan Richardson
watercolour and pencil, 9 November 1887
NPG D23146(24)

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Duke and Duchess of Portland; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by George Vertue, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
engraving, 1739 (1738)
NPG D19170

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1811
NPG D14129

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