The 11 Windsor Beauties by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.

Peter Lely (1618–1680)
Portrait of Frances Theresa Stuart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, circa 1662 and circa 1665

Medium oil on canvas
125.8 × 102.7 cm (49.5 × 40.4 in)
Hampton Court Palace

The ‘Windsor Beauties’ series, were a set of eleven portraits of celebrated women at the Restoration court. The series was commissioned, or assembled, by Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, probably around 1662–5; painted by Peter Lely (1618–1680), depicting the most beautiful ladies of the court of King Charles II of England…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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