Regency Portraits Catalogue

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson) (1776-1852), Mistress of the Duke of York

A number of satires were used by D. Pepys Whiteley to illustrate 'Who Was Mrs Clarke?' in History Today, May 1966, pp 297-305, and the many highly-coloured and lurid caricatures, issued mainly in 1809, are recorded in detail in the British Museum Catalogue of Satires. Apart from the Buck miniatures above there are not many portraits of Mrs Clarke.

Miniatures by Buck (see NPG 2793).

Oil by Opie exhibited RA 1806 (198).

Miniature by G. A. Keman of 'Mrs Clark as Hebe', exhibited RA 1806 (733).

Miniature by Richard Collins, lent to Burlington Fine Arts Club 1889 by Jeffery Whitehead.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.