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Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton), by Samuel Cooper, circa 1665 -NPG 5095 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Frances Talbot (née Jenyns (Jennings)), Duchess of Tyrconnel (formerly Lady Hamilton)

by Samuel Cooper
circa 1665
2 7/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. (73 mm x 61 mm) oval
NPG 5095

Inscriptionback to top

Signed or inscribed, lower right: SC (monogram).

This portraitback to top

The identification of Frances Jenyns is traditional, but is not guaranteed by provenance or comparison with other portraits. NPG 5095 would have been painted before her first marriage, showing her ‘tresses of a perfect blond’.

Referenceback to top

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 627.

Provenanceback to top

The Lords Talbot de Malahide (created 1831) at Malahide Castle; by descent to Hon. Rose Talbot;1 Malahide Castle sale, Christie’s, Dublin, 15 June 1976, lot 112, bought Leggatt for the NPG.

1 Daughter of the 3rd son of the 4th Lord Talbot de Malahide.

Exhibitionsback to top

Age of Charles II, RA, 1960, no.618 lent by Lord Talbot de Malahide; Masque of Beauty 1972, no.12; Samuel Cooper and his contemporaries, NPG, 1974, no.110 lent Hon. Rose Talbot.


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.

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