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Anne Kirke (née Killigrew) (1607-1641), Dresser to the Queen (Henrietta Maria); Daughter of Sir Robert Killigrew and Lady Mary Killigrew (née Woodhouse); wife of George Kirke
Sitter in 4 portraits
Anne Killigrew married George Kirke, a groom to the Royal Bedchamber who later became Gentleman of the Robes. She was appointed in 1637 as Dresser to Queen Henrietta Maria, one of the most prestigious places for a woman at court. She died tragically by drowning on 6 July 1641, when the royal barge capsized.
by and published by Johannes Gronsveld (Gronsvelt, Groensveld), after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, late 17th century (circa 1638)