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Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, after Lely
  • Attributed to Richard Gibson (1615 - 1690)
  • Attributed to D. Gibson (active between: 1656 - 1658)
    After Peter Lely (1618 - 1680)
  • Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, after Lely
  • England
  • 17th century
  • Miniature
  • Painted on vellum
  • Image size: 11.2 x 8.9 cm
    Border size: 11.8 x 9.8 cm
    Overall size: 12.2 x 9.8 cm, with hook
  • Inscription: 'Anne Hyde / Duchess of York' 19th century hand
  • M33
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
Further Reading
  • The sitter, Anne Hyde (1637-71), is depicted turned to the left with her head turned towards the viewer. She wears a copper-coloured dress with ropes of pearls and jewels at her breast, and she plays with her long hair with her right hand.
    Anne Hyde was the daughter of the 1st Earl of Clarendon. She secretly married James, Duke of York, in 1660. This portrait miniature is based on a three-quarter-length portrait by Peter Lely (Royal Collection) of which there are many replicas.