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Elizabeth Pepys

(1640-1669), Wife of Samuel Pepys

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
Elizabeth de St. Michel married Samuel Pepys when she was only fourteen years of age, not an uncommon practice in the seventeenth century. Their early years together were marked by ill health and lack of money. The diary records both his enduring love for his wife, together with their regular quarrels, and his many infidelities with serving women, market stall holders, tradesmen's wives and even their own maid. Much to their regret the couple never bore children. Elizabeth died aged 29, just months after Pepys ceased his diary.

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Elizabeth Pepys, after a marble attributed to John Bushnell - NPG 4824

Elizabeth Pepys

after a marble attributed to John Bushnell
plaster cast of bust, 1970, based on a work of 1672
NPG 4824

Elizabeth Pepys, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  John Hayls - NPG D5508

Elizabeth Pepys

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Hayls
stipple engraving, published 1825
NPG D5508

Elizabeth Pepys, by James Thomson (Thompson), after  John Hayls - NPG D5507

Elizabeth Pepys

by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Hayls
stipple engraving, published January 1828
NPG D5507

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Elizabeth Pepys

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Henry Colburn, after John Hayls
stipple engraving, published May 1825
NPG D19863

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