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Jane Kelleway as Diana

2 of 3 portraits of Jane Kelleway

Jane Kelleway as Diana, published by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely, circa 1684 - NPG D11444 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jane Kelleway as Diana

published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
14 1/4 in. x 11 in. (363 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 15 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. (395 mm x 315 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
Reference Collection
NPG D11444


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  • Alexander Browne (active 1659-died 1706), Artist, publisher, printseller, auctioneer and dealer. Artist associated with 149 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 831 portraits, Sitter in 18 portraits.

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Apparently after the painting by Lely at Hampton Court, where the sitter is identified as Mary II when Princess of Orange. The sitter is portrayed in the allegorical guise of the virgin goddess Diana. Lely painted a number of women as Diana, most notably with his portrait of the 'Windsor Beauty' Frances Stuart.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D30603: Jane Kelleway as Diana (from same plate)
  • NPG D30604: Jane Kelleway as Diana (from same plate)

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