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Marlborough House Set


53 People in sitter grouping:

Following his marriage to Queen Alexandra in 1863, King Edward VII took residence at Malborough House, Pall Mall, London. Away from his mother Queen Victoria, the future King could assert some authority and take on the social role of the sovereignty. The house quickly became frequented by the glamorous leaders of high society and became the backdrop of many of the scandals of the day. There were still strict guidelines in place and while adultery was an accepted feature of the Marlborough House set, divorce was still considered unacceptable. Marlborough House also became a political court, where Edward and Alexandra's anti-Prussian and pro-Danish sympathies caused increasing tension between Queen Victoria and the couple. After Edward's accession in 1901, Marlborough House was considered part of the Edwardian establishment, with many of its members and regular visitors taking up roles in office.

Montague John Guest

Montague John Guest

1839-1909
Politician; MP for Youghal and Wareham
Sitter in 6 portraits
Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst

1858-1944
Diplomat and viceroy of India
Sitter in 7 portraits
Winifred Selina (née Sturt), Lady Hardinge of Penshurst

Winifred Selina (née Sturt), Lady Hardinge of Penshurst

1868-1914
Wife of 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst; daughter of 1st Baron Alington
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Philip Yorke, 5th Earl of Hardwicke

Charles Philip Yorke, 5th Earl of Hardwicke

1836-1897
Sportsman and landowner
Sitter in 4 portraits
Charles Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington

Charles Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington

1844-1917
Aide-de-camp to King Edward VII
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frances Jane Horner (née Graham), Lady Horner

Frances Jane Horner (née Graham), Lady Horner

1854 or 1855-1940
Hostess and patron of the arts
Sitter in 5 portraits
Alice Keppel

Alice Keppel

1868-1947
Wife of George Keppel; mother of Violet Trefusis; mistress of King Edward VII
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote

Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote

1830-1908
Lieutenant-colonel, agriculturalist and Liberal politician; MP for Gloucestershire West
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir William Thomas Knollys

Sir William Thomas Knollys

1797-1883
Soldier
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester of Holkham

Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester of Holkham

1822-1909
Agriculturist and landowner
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hermione Wilhelmina Fitzgerald (née Duncombe), Duchess of Leinster

Hermione Wilhelmina Fitzgerald (née Duncombe), Duchess of Leinster

1864-1895
Society beauty; wife of 5th Duke of Leinster; daughter of 1st Earl of Feversham
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower

Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower

1858-1951
Writer, politician and private secretary to William Gladstone
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye, 3rd Bt

Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye, 3rd Bt

1853-1924
Lieutenant, Royal Horse Guards; Groom-in-Waiting to King Edward VII
Sitter in 3 portraits
Natica (née Yznaga), Lady Lister-Kaye

Natica (née Yznaga), Lady Lister-Kaye

1857-1943
Wife of Sir John Pepys Lister-Kaye, 3rd Bt; daughter of Antonio Modesto Yznaga del Valle and Ellen Maria Clement
Sitter in 5 portraits
Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 6th Marquess of Londonderry

Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 6th Marquess of Londonderry

1852-1915
Viceroy of Ireland
Sitter in 12 portraits
Consuelo Montagu (née Yznaga), Duchess of Manchester

Consuelo Montagu (née Yznaga), Duchess of Manchester

1853-1909
Socialite; wife of 8th Duke of Manchester; daughter of Antonio Modesto Yznaga del Valle and Ellen Maria Clement
Sitter in 7 portraits
Francis Bingham Mildmay, 1st Baron Mildmay of Flete

Francis Bingham Mildmay, 1st Baron Mildmay of Flete

1861-1947
Director of Great Western Railway Company
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mildred Cecilia Harriet, Lady Montagu

Mildred Cecilia Harriet, Lady Montagu

1869-1942
Former wife of Henry Arthur Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea and of Sir Hedworth Meux, and later wife of Lord Charles William Augustus Montagu
Sitter in 2 portraits
Hon. Oliver George Paulett Montagu

Hon. Oliver George Paulett Montagu

1844-1893
Army officer; son of 7th Earl of Sandwich
Sitter in 3 portraits