Elizabeth (née Farren), Countess of Derby(1759?-1829), Actress and second wife of 12th Earl of Derby
Sitter in 24 portraits
Called the Queen of Comedy by Horace Walpole, Elizabeth Farren was the star of Drury Lane for 20 years until her marriage to the 12th Earl of Derby in 1797. Noted for her vivacity and style, she took leading roles in plays by Colman, Sheridan and other contemporary authors.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by James Sayers
by and published by John Jones, after John Downman
by Joseph Collyer the Younger, published by M. Lawson, after John Downman
by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Bull & Jeffryes, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
by and published by Robert Dighton
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
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