Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

1 portrait on display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery

Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry, attributed to Charles Jervas, circa 1725-1730 - NPG 238 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry

attributed to Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1725-1730
50 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1270 mm x 1010 mm)
Purchased, 1867
Primary Collection
NPG 238

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  • Charles Jervas (1675-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Painted at a time when Arcadian themes were fashionable, the Duchess is shown enjoying a rustic idyll. Her hand rests on a milk pail while a real milkmaid is shown milking cows in the background. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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