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Courtesans and courtiers

99 People in group

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

Courtier; favourite of James I
Sitter associated with 49 portraits

Barbara Palmer (née Villiers), Duchess of Cleveland

Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 33 portraits

Kitty Fisher

circa 1741-1767
Sitter associated with 11 portraits

Nell Gwyn

Actress; mistress of Charles II
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

Emma Hamilton

Baptised 1765-1815
Mistress of Lord Nelson
Sitter in 30 portraits

Thomas Killigrew

Dramatist and courtier
Sitter in 15 portraits

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Sitter in 3 portraits

Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

Mistress of Charles II
Sitter in 15 portraits

Mary Robinson (née Darby)

1756 or 1758-1800
Known as 'Perdita'; writer, actress and mistress of the future George IV
Sitter in 12 portraits

Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury

Jacobite and courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey

circa 1593-1630
Courtier and 3rd son of Sir George Villiers
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt

Soldier and courtier
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel

Soldier and courtier
Sitter associated with 6 portraits

John Ashburnham

Courtier, diplomat, royalist and politician; MP for Hastings and Sussex
Sitter associated with 3 portraits

Giovanna Baccelli

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

John Palmer Brabazon

Soldier and courtier, Major-General of the Grenadier Guards
Sitter in 1 portrait

Henry Brouncker, 3rd Viscount Brouncker

1624 or 1625-1688
Sitter in 1 portrait

Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce

Soldier, courtier and Liberal politician; MP for North Wiltshire and Marlborough
Sitter in 1 portrait

Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry

Army officer, politician, royal courtier, landowner and businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait

James Erskine, 6th Earl of Buchan

died 1640
Courtier; son of 7th Earl of Mar
Sitter in 1 portrait