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17th century portrait miniature of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-1671)


Artist: Richard Gibson

The miniature was painted by Richard Gibson, and the setting has been described by Diana Scarisbrick as characteristic of the Restoration period (see bibliography: Scarisbrick 2011)

There is another version of this portrait of Anne in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Lady Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, was the eldest daughter of Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon. She was Maid of Honour to the Princess of Orange in 1654 and became engaged to James, Duke of York at Breda in 1659. They were secretly married in London in 1660. Two of her children survived childhood: Mary, who became the wife of William of Orange, and Anne, afterwards Queen.
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Year                 Before 1671
Medium                 Gouache on vellum
Provenance                 Previously with D.S. Lavender
Condition                 crack in the enamel crown on reverse and some outer white enamel missing at border. Scratch to glass
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