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Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

(1590-1676), Diarist and patron of authors and literature; former wife of 3rd Earl of Dorset, and later wife of 4th Earl of Pembroke

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
The only surviving child of 3rd Earl of Cumberland, Lady Anne Clifford became famous for fighting a long and determined legal battle over what she believed to be her rightful inheritance: extensive properties in Westmorland and Yorkshire, which her father had left to his brother. She was married, unhappily, first to the 3rd Earl of Dorset and later to the 4th Earl of Pembroke. After finally coming into her inheritance when her cousin died in 1643, she spent the last decades of her life restoring and rebuilding the castles and churches on her properties. She commissioned numerous portraits, including two large triptychs and works of family history. At her death she was probably the wealthiest noblewoman in England.

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Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 402

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1650, based on a work of circa 1646
NPG 402

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), by Robert White - NPG D28103

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

by Robert White
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D28103

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), by Robert White, published by  Pierce Tempest - NPG D13681

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

by Robert White, published by Pierce Tempest
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D13681

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and his family, by Bernard Baron, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D40125

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and his family

by Bernard Baron, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1740 (1633-1635)
NPG D40125

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and his family, by Bernard Baron, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D40126

Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and his family

by Bernard Baron, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1740 (1633-1635)
NPG D40126

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), published by William Richardson - NPG D28104

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

published by William Richardson
line engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28104

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), published by John Thane - NPG D28110

Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

published by John Thane
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28110

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), published by John Scott, after  Ozias Humphry, after follower of  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28106

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

published by John Scott, after Ozias Humphry, after follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1807
NPG D28106

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), by Edward Scriven, published by  Lackington, Allen & Co, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Haines, after follower of  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28107

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

by Edward Scriven, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Haines, after follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D28107

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford), by John William Cook, published by  E.F. Bingley, after follower of  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG D28109

possibly Isabella Compton (née Sackville), Countess of Northampton, formerly known as Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

by John William Cook, published by E.F. Bingley, after follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
stipple engraving, published 1 October 1832
NPG D28109

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