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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton) (circa 1648-1731), Famous beauty; former wife of Sir George Hamilton, Comte Hamilton, and later wife of 1st Duke of Tyrconnel

Sitter in 5 portraits
Famous beauty ;'La Belle Jennings' was an elder sister of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and one of the reigning beauties at the court of Charles II, where it was said 'she gained the admiration of everyone and was almost alone among her competitors there in maintaining a reputation of chastity'. A contemporary biographer wrote of her that her features 'shoot a thousand arrows straight into the centre of the heart'. Jennings became the second wife of Richard Talbot de Malahide, Duke of Tyrconnel in 1681.

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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Samuel Cooper
watercolour on vellum, circa 1665
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5095

D30592

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Silvester Harding, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30592

D30593

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Peltro William Tomkins, after Silvester Harding, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D30593

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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Edward Scriven, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1810
NPG D30590

D30591

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1832
NPG D30591