Anne, Lady Pope with her children

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Anne, Lady Pope with her children, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1596 - NPG L231 - Private Collection, c/o Nevill Keating Pictures

Private Collection, c/o Nevill Keating Pictures

Anne, Lady Pope with her children

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, 1596
80 1/4 in. x 47 7/8 in. (2036 mm x 1217 mm)
Lent by a private collection, courtesy of Nevill Keating Pictures, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG L231

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  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland (1591-1667), Son of Anne (Hopton), Lady Pope and Henry Wentworth, 3rd Lord Wentworth. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Anne (née Hopton), Lady Pope (1561-1625), Former wife of 3rd Baron Wentworth, and later wife of1st Earl of Downe. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Henry Wentworth (active 1596), Son of Anne (Hopton), Lady Pope and Henry Wentworth, 3rd Lord Wentworth. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Jane Wentworth (active 1596), Daughter of Anne (Hopton), Lady Pope and Henry Wentworth, 3rd Lord Wentworth. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Anne Pope was the daughter of Sir Owen Hopton, Lieutenant of the Tower. She is shown here with her three children, Thomas, Henry and Jane from her first marriage to Henry, 3rd Baron of Wentworth. The year before this portrait was commissioned Anne had married Sir William Pope of Wroxton, later 1st Earl of Downe. At the age of thirty five Anne is also pregnant, presumably with William Pope her first child from this marriage. The portrait was probably commissioned by her new husband and celebrates Anne's fertility and new family connections. As pregnancy was a dangerous period for women, the portrait also served to record her likeness should she die in childbirth. Anne survived and bore a daughter, Anne, and another son, Thomas, later 3rd Earl of Downe.

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