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Sir Peter Lely (1618-80)

Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637-71) c. 1662

RCIN 405641

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Anne Hyde married the Duke of York, the future James VII and II, in 1660. She was a regular patron of Lely and sat for her portrait on a number of occasions. She also commissioned the series of portraits known as the ‘Windsor Beauties’, which originally hung in St James's Palace and were later moved to Windsor Castle.

Cat. 55