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

Image 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



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




oil on canvas


H 96 x W 81 cm

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Ds of Portsmouth 1673


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Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge

Madingley Hall, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ England

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