Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744)
Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744)
Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744)

SUSAN PENELOPE ROSSE (c.1652-1700)

Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744)

c. 1715 United Kingdom

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Wearing a salmon coloured dress with white underslip, and blue robe over her left shoulder
set in the original gold frame with pierced spiral cresting

Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough rose to be one of the most influential women of her time through her close friendship with Queen Anne of Great Britain

Susan Penelope Gibson was born in 1652. She was raised in London. Her father was miniature painter Richard Gibson.She grew up next to artist Samuel Cooper. They remained close friends for their entire lives. She married jeweler Michael Rosse. The couple lived in London on Henrietta Street. The home was formerly owned by Samuel Cooper. She painted members of the court of Charles II of England.[3] She also painted many portraits of her neighbors while living on Henrietta Street.[2]

The relaxed pose and salmon coloured dress reminds one Sarah's portrait by Charles Jervas, taken after 1714.
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Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp. 7, 21 (#47) 67 (sitter # 16).
Dimensions
Height 7.80 cm (3.07 inches)
Stock Code
4537
Medium
Watercolour on vellum backed with card
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