Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Lady Catherine Manners (d.1649), widow of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, c.1628-32 

Attributed to Henri Beaubrun 

Portrait of Lady Catherine Manners (d.1649), widow of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, c.1628-32, Attributed to Henri Beaubrun
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Oil on canvas
17th Century
23 1/2 x 19 1/4 in (59.7 x 48.9 cm)
 
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The sitter is shown here in widow's black, and the painting is as much a portrait of the Duchess as it is a memorial of her husband, favourite to both King James I and King Charles I who was murdered in 1628, and his miniature is prominently worn at her breast.
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