Rachel (1636–1723), Lady Russell

Image credit: Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

A half-length portrait of a woman leaning on her left hand, in mourning. The sitter was the daughter of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th and last Earl of Southampton. She first married, probably in 1653, Lord Vaughan, son of the Earl of Carberry, and afterwards William, Lord Russell, second son of William the Earl and 1st Duke of Bedford. During Lord Russell's trial in 1683, Lady Rachel assisted him in open court by taking notes of the evidence and, after his condemnation, afforded him unfailing comfort and support.

Weston Park



Rachel (1636–1723), Lady Russell


oil on canvas


H 58.5 x W 48 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift from Lord Bradford via National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1986

Work type



This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Normally on display at

Weston Park

Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue