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Louise de Querouaille (1649–1734), Duchess of Portsmouth and Mistress of Charles II

Photo credit: The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

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This portrait is from the studio of Lely and shows Louise de Querouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, and mistress of Charles II. She was a rival of Nell Gwyn and the two women exhibited no fondness for each other. There is a very similar, but more modest, portrait of the Duchess by Peter Lely in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Cambridge

Title

Louise de Querouaille (1649–1734), Duchess of Portsmouth and Mistress of Charles II

Date

1673

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 96 x W 81 cm

Accession number

12

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Ds of Portsmouth 1673

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Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ England

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