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Lady Caroline Blackwood (1931-1996), Writer and artist's muse; former wife of Lucian Freud, and later wife of Israel Citkowitz, and Robert T.S. Lowell

Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Well-known in the literary world for her journalism and novels, she was equally well-known for her high-profile marriages, to the artist Lucian Freud, composer Israel Citkowitz and to the poet Robert Lowell. Blackwood, a descendant of the 18th-century dramatist Richard Brinsley Sheridan, lived in Northern Ireland until she was seventeen. Her first book, For All I Found There (1973), is a collection of short stories and nonfiction, including reminiscences of life in Northern Ireland. Other works include Corrigan (1984) and On the Perimeter (1984). The Last of the Duchess (1995) recounts her attempts to write about the aging, widowed duchess of Windsor.

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L258

Girl in Bed

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1952
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L258

x8116

John Cyril Maude and family

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 20 August 1955
NPG x8116

x8117

John Cyril Maude and family

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 20 August 1955
NPG x8117

x194024

Lucian Freud; Lady Caroline Blackwood

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 8 December 1953
NPG x194024