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  1. 13 de ene. de 2023 · In the 1660s, Sir Peter Lely, court painter to Charles II, painted a series of portraits of 10 prominent society women, led by Barbara Villiers, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, the king’s principal...

  2. 26 de ene. de 2023 · Barbara Villiers (1641–1709) was the daughter of William, Viscount Grandison. She married Roger Palmer in 1659 and shortly afterwards became the mistress of Charles II. On her husband's elevation to the peerage she became Countess of Castlemaine, (fn. 40) and she was created Duchess of Cleveland in 1670.

  3. 13 de ene. de 2023 · A portrait of Barbara Villiers, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, by Sir Peter Lely. Photograph: Royal Collection Trust Conceived by the art historian and musician David McAlmont and featuring work by the artist and portrait photographer Robert Taylor and the film-maker Mark Thomas, Permissible Beauty juxtaposes Lely’s works with portraits of six contemporary black queer sitters.

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    Jacob Huysmans was principally a portrait painter. Upon his arrival in England he did, however, rely on his skills as a history painter creating small pastiches of religious and mythological scenes by Anthony van Dyck. Even after having established himself as a portrait painter to the elite, he still painted history subjects and is known to have cr...

    One of the most important patrons of Huysmans was Queen Catherine of whom he painted many portraits. In 1683, Catherine also commissioned an opulent altarpiece and cupola for her Chapel in St James’s Palace in London. The quantity of portraits Huysmans painted of the Queen and her maids of honour suggest that he was her principal painter. Possibly ...

    Another well-known painting by Huysmans is the Portrait of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, the famous rake, poet and courtier at King Charles II's court (The original auctioned at Sotheby's London on 9 July 2014 lot 42, a copy in the National Portrait Gallery, London). The composition was likely painted not long before Rochester's death. An imp...

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    Elizabeth was born on 29 June 1640 at Kilkenny Castle, Ireland, the eldest daughter of James Butler and Lady Elizabeth Preston. Her father was Earl of Ormond at the time, but would become marquess and finally duke of Ormond. Her father's family, the Butler dynasty, was Old English and descended from Theobald Walter, who had been appointed Chief But...

    She married Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, as his second wife, some time before 25 September 1660. He was one of the lovers of the notorious Barbara Villiers, mistress of King Charles II of England. There were many at court who believed Barbara's first child, Anne bore a strong resemblance to Chesterfield. His first wife was Lady Anne Percy...

    Lady Chesterfield died in July 1665 shortly after her 25th birthday and was buried on 18 July 1665 at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Her daughter, Lady Elizabeth (May 1663 – 24 April 1723), who was a child of two years at the time of Elizabeth's death, married John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1691; the couple had 10 children. E...

  4. 13 de ene. de 2023 · In 1669 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Civil Laws by the University of Oxford . Elizabeth Dormer ( Peter Cross, 1667) His first marriage was to Lady Anne Percy, daughter of the Earl of Northumberland. Following her death, a marriage had been arranged between him and Mary, daughter of Anne and 3rd Lord Fairfax.

  5. 12 de ene. de 2023 · In literature Louise figures, together with Barbara Villiers and Nell Gwyn, in Bernard Shaw's late play In Good King Charles's Golden Days (1939) and Jessica Swale's Nell Gwynn (2015). Louise briefly appears in Kathleen Winsor's Forever Amber. Louise is mentioned in the children's novel, Eliza Rose, by Mary Hooper, as a minor role.