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John Lacy

after John Michael Wright
watercolour, (circa 1668-1670)
8 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (212 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D20027

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  • NPG D37127: John Lacy in 3 of his roles (based on same portrait)

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An illicit affair between George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham and beauty, Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, leads to a notorious duel during which Villiers mortally wounds Shrewsbury's husband, Francis Talbot.
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Kare Beck

22 November 2019, 13:55

Mr John Lacy was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He was first a dancing master, then went into the Army becoming a Lieutenant and Quarter master. After this he became a player/actor and was highly esteemed for this, so much so that King Charles II had his picture painted, believed to be at Windsor.

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