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Anne Kirke (nee Killigrew) (1607-1641), Dresser to the Queen (Henrietta Maria); Daughter of Sir Robert Killigrew and Lady Mary Killigrew (nee 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. The grand portrait was likely occasioned by her own appointment 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.

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D42661

Anne Kirke (nee Killigrew); possibly Charlotte, Countess of Derby

by and published by Johannes Gronsveld (Gronsvelt, Groensveld), after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
etching, late 17th century (circa 1638)
NPG D42661

D11449

Anne Kirke (nee Killigrew)

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1637)
NPG D11449

D13172

Anne Kirke (nee Killigrew)

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1637)
NPG D13172

D28452

Anne Kirke (nee Killigrew)

by Isaac Beckett, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, published by Edward Cooper
mezzotint, circa 1680-4 (circa 1637)
NPG D28452