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Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1647-1702), Famous beauty; wife of 3rd Duke of Richmond

Sitter in 12 portraits
Noted for her beauty; the original model for the figure of Britannia on the coinage since 1667; educated in France, she was known as ' La Belle Stuart' for her high spirits, beauty and kindness; came to England in 1663 and became maid of honour to Queen Catherine; attracted the King who was 'mighty hot upon her' and climbed garden walls at night to visit her, but whom she may have resisted; eloped from court to marry the 3rd Duke of Richmond, 1667 but later regained the King's friendship.

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1681

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

cast of a medal by John Roettier
silver medal, 19th century (circa 1667)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1681

4996

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by William Wissing, and Jan van der Vaart
oil on canvas, 1687
On display at
NPG 4996

D11404

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1678-1680)
NPG D11404

D30484

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by and published by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, published 1 January 1779
NPG D30484

D30481

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by Rivers, after Jacob Huysmans
stipple engraving, published 1796
NPG D30481

D30486

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by William Nelson Gardiner, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30486

D30487

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by Charles Turner, possibly after Sir Peter Lely, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D30487

D39743

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after William Wissing
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D39743

D4028

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after William Wissing
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D4028

D30485

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D30485

D39742

Frances Teresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox

by and published by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, published 1 January 1779
NPG D39742