Sold by J. Simon, against cross Lane in long Acre. [n.d. c.1715.]
Fine mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 357 x 266mm. 14 x 10˝". Cut and laid on sheet.
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744). The wife of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough; Sarah Jennings was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber in 1683, and became a close friend and advisor to Queen Anne. Vivacious and adept at politicking, she used her position to further the military career of her husband. Eventually in 1711, her self-confident dominance of the Queen provoked a quarrel and estrangement, and both she and the Duke were dismissed from their offices.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
[Ref: 12838] £280.00