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Courtesans


54 People in group

Charlotte Fish

Charlotte Fish

active mid 18th century
Daughter of a London merchant, said to have been a courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mrs Fitzwilliam

Mrs Fitzwilliam

active 1777
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Elizabeth Bridget Fox (née Cane)

Elizabeth Bridget Fox (née Cane)

1750-1842
Courtesan; wife of Charles James Fox
Sitter in 7 portraits
Catherine Frederick

Catherine Frederick

Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Miss Greenhill

Miss Greenhill

active 1783
Courtesan
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Mabel Grey

Mabel Grey

active 1870s
Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Countess Teresa Guiccioli

Countess Teresa Guiccioli

1801-1873
Byron's mistress
Sitter in 4 portraits
Charlotte Holden (née Spencer)

Charlotte Holden (née Spencer)

died 1789
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Margaret Hughes

Margaret Hughes

died 1719
Actress and mistress of Prince Rupert
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frances Villiers (née Twysden), Countess of Jersey

Frances Villiers (née Twysden), Countess of Jersey

1753-1821
Mistress of George IV and courtier
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones)

Polly Kennedy (Polly Jones)

died 1781
Courtesan and mistress of Sir Charles Bunbury
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Marion Lee

Marion Lee

active 1870s
Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anne ('Ninon') de l'Enclos

Anne ('Ninon') de l'Enclos

1620-1705
French courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gertrude Mahon (née Tilson)

Gertrude Mahon (née Tilson)

1752-in or after 1808
Courtesan and actress
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Nancy Parsons

Nancy Parsons

circa 1735-1814 or 1815
Courtesan and political mistress
Sitter in 6 portraits
Harriet Montague

Harriet Montague

active circa 1770s
Courtesan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frances ('Fanny') Murray (née Rudman)

Frances ('Fanny') Murray (née Rudman)

1729-1778
Courtesan
Sitter in 2 portraits
Nelly O'Brien

Nelly O'Brien

died 1768
Courtesan, beauty and model for Reynolds
Sitter in 11 portraits
Caroline Otero (Agustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias)

Caroline Otero (Agustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias)

1868-1965
'La Belle Otero'; Spanish actress, dancer and courtesan
Sitter in 3 portraits
Cora Pearl (Emma Elizabeth Crouch)

Cora Pearl (Emma Elizabeth Crouch)

1835?-1886
Courtesan; daughter of Frederick William Nicholls Crouch
Sitter in 2 portraits