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Anne Kirke (née Killigrew)

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Anne Kirke (née Killigrew)

by Isaac Beckett, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1637)
18 7/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (479 mm x 291 mm) plate size, margins
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D13172

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  • Anne Kirke (née Killigrew) (1607-1641), Dresser to the Queen (Henrietta Maria); daughter of Sir Robert Killigrew and Lady Mary Killigrew (née Woodhouse); wife of George Kirke. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • Isaac Beckett (1652 or 1653-1688), Engraver. Artist associated with 184 portraits.
  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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  • NPG D11449: Anne Kirke (née Killigrew) (from same plate)

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Events of 1684back to top

Current affairs

James, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.

Art and science

Italian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.

International

Luxembourg surrenders to French forces. Renewed fighting between the French Bourbons and the Spanish Habsburgs had broken out the year before when French troops laid seize to Luxembourg and entered the Spanish Netherlands. Charles II rejects Spanish demands for assistance, determined to remain detached from the conflict.

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