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Anne Killigrew

(1660-1685), Poet and painter

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Killigrew was an amateur painter and poet who was well regarded in her lifetime, as the title of John Dryden’s ode to her records: To the Pious Memory of the Accomplisht Young Lady, Mrs Anne Killigrew, Excellent in the Two Sister-arts of Poesie and Painting. Killigrew painted portraits, biblical, historical and mythological scenes, and landscapes, but only a handful of her pictures are known to have survived.

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Anne Killigrew, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Anne Killigrew - NPG D3421

Anne Killigrew

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Anne Killigrew
mezzotint, 1680s
NPG D3421

Anne Killigrew, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Anne Killigrew - NPG D30437

Anne Killigrew

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Anne Killigrew
mezzotint, circa 1683-1688
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D30437

Anne Killigrew, by Isaac Beckett, after  Anne Killigrew - NPG D3420

Anne Killigrew

by Isaac Beckett, after Anne Killigrew
mezzotint, circa 1683-1688
NPG D3420

Anne Killigrew, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Anne Killigrew - NPG D11896

Anne Killigrew

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Anne Killigrew
mezzotint, published circa 1683-1729
NPG D11896

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Anne Killigrew

by Isaac Beckett, after Anne Killigrew
mezzotint, circa 1683-1688
NPG D19754

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