The South-Sea Bubble

The South-Sea Bubble. By James Carter, after Matthew Ward. The British Museum.

Portrait of Lady Mary Somerset, Duchess of Ormond, by Michael Dahl

Oil painting on canvas, Lady Mary Somerset, Duchess of Ormonde (1665-1733) by Michael Dahl (Stockholm 1656/9 ¿ London 1743), 1690s. Three-quarter-length portrait, of a young woman, seated, full front, her head three-quarters left. She is wearing a deep brown-gold dress, blue lined and is holding a rose in her right hand. A bottle green curtain […]

Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Hastings

Kneller, Godfrey; Lady Elizabeth Hastings (1682-1739), Benefactress; The Queen’s College, University of Oxford;

Astell’s Circle

Portraits of several significant members of Astell’s circle, including (L to R) top: Elizabeth Thomas, Lady Anne Coventry (née Somerset), Elizabeth Elstob; bottom: Lady Elizabeth Hastings, Lady Catherine Jones, and Lady Mary
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