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Courtesans


54 People in group

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

1776-1852
Mistress of the Duke of York
Sitter in 8 portraits
Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

1640-1709
Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 33 portraits
Kitty Fisher

Kitty Fisher

circa 1741-1767
Courtesan
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn

1651?-1687
Actress; mistress of Charles II
Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Emma Hamilton

Emma Hamilton

Baptised 1765-1815
Mistress of Lord Nelson
Sitter in 30 portraits
Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

1649-1734
Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 15 portraits
Mary Robinson (née Darby)

Mary Robinson (née Darby)

1756 or 1758-1800
Known as 'Perdita'; writer, actress and mistress of the future George IV
Sitter in 12 portraits
Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

circa 1688-1767
Mistress of George II and architectural patron
Sitter in 9 portraits
Giovanna Baccelli

Giovanna Baccelli

circa 1753-1801
Dancer and mistress of 3rd Duke of Dorset
Sitter in 5 portraits
Mrs Benwell

Mrs Benwell

active late 18th century
Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Miss Burns

Miss Burns

circa 1769-1792
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Miss Chambers

Miss Chambers

Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Suk Conway

Suk Conway

active 1812
Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham

Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham

1769-1861
Mistress of George IV; wife of Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess of Conyngham
Sitter in 31 portraits
Lucy Cooper

Lucy Cooper

Courtesan
Sitter in 3 portraits
Elizabeth Cresswell

Elizabeth Cresswell

circa 1625-circa 1698
Courtesan and procuress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers

1499-1566
Mistress of Henri II of France
Sitter in 1 portrait
Liane de Pougy

Liane de Pougy

1869-1950
Folies Bergères dancer and courtesan
Sitter in 4 portraits
Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester

1657-1717
Mistress of James II; wife of 1st Earl of Portmore; daughter of Sir Charles Sedley
Sitter in 12 portraits
Ann Elliot

Ann Elliot

1743-1769
Courtesan and actress
Sitter in 3 portraits