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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton) (circa 1648-1731), Famous beauty; former wife of Sir George Hamilton, Comte Hamilton, and later wife of 1st Duke of Tyrconnel

Miniature by Samuel Cooper, see NPG 5095.

Painting attributed to Henri Gascar, three-quarter-length seated holding up flowers in her left hand, attended by two putti. From the Malahide Castle sale Christie’s, 10 May 1976, lot 514; Sotheby’s, 13 March 1985, lot 33.

Painting by Henri Gascar, half-length oval, a bunch of flowers in her right hand. Private collection, Ireland, from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu’s sale, Sotheby’s, 9 July 1997, lot 21. Engraved P. W. Tomkins 1793 from a drawing by S. Harding ‘from an original Picture by Verelst in the Collection of Lord Beaulieu at Ditton Park’. Exhibited Painted Ladies at the Court of Charles II, NPG/New Haven, 2001, no.81.

Painting attributed to Kneller, half-length painted oval, pearls in her hair, a peeress’s robe over her left shoulder. Althorp (K. J. Garlick, ‘A Catalogue of Pictures at Althorp’, Wal. Soc., XLV, 1976, no.35, illus. P. W. Sergeant, Little Jennings and Fighting Dick Talbot, 1913, I, front., on both occasions as by Mary Beale). Engraved C. E. Wagstaff 1838. A version at Beaulieu (Scharf, Portraits in Private Collections, 4, 1890, f.179r, at Ditton).

Painting attributed to Kneller, three-quarter-length seated, a small dog in her lap. Fyvie Castle. The head similar to that in the Althorp portrait.

Miniature by Christian Richter, signed and dated. Formerly Alan Evans. Exhibited Marlborough and the Reign of Queen Anne, Chesterfield House, London, 1934, no.362 lent Evans.

A miniature ‘at Lord Spencer’s’ was copied for Horace Walpole by John Milbourn in 1771 (Strawberry Hill sale, 20th day, 17 May 1842, lot 106).

Doubtful Portraits
Unattributed painting, half-length with pearl necklace, inscribed, upper right: Countess of Tyrconnel/Sister to the Dss. Of Marlbough. Berkeley Castle.

Painting by Godfrey Kneller, three-quarter-length seated, a brunette, her head on her right hand, signed and indistinctly dated. Dr James Murphy, New York, in 1983 (J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.773). A studio version from the Malahide Castle sale, Christie’s, 10 May 1976, lot 513, and Sotheby’s, 7 June 2006, lot 120.

This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.