Lot 110: S.M. delinThe Hibernian Sisters,black and white mezzotint, 355 x 250mmSold by J. Okey under St Dunstans Church, Fleet Street, with engraved lines, Hibernia long with spleen beheld/Her favourite tastes by ours excelled/Resolv’d t’outrie Britannias

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Description: S.M. delinThe Hibernian Sisters,black and white mezzotint, 355 x 250mmSold by J. Okey under St Dunstans Church, Fleet Street, with engraved lines, Hibernia long with spleen beheld/Her favourite tastes by ours excelled/Resolv’d t’outrie Britannias Fair/By her own Beauties, Sent a pair, Duchess of Hamilton/ Countess of Coventry; together with after, F. Cotes, Duchess of Hamilton, black and white engraving, 170 x 140mm(2)The Gunning sisters Elizabeth (1734 - 1790) and Maria (1733 - 1760) daughters of John Gunning of Castlecoote Co. Roscommon took England by storm, such were their striking features and personalities. They married into the top rank of aristocracy, Elizabeth marrying two Dukes. In the present mezzotint she is still designated ‘Hamilton’ which dates it prior to the Dukes death in 1758. Her sons became the 7th and 8th Dukes of Hamilton. She married the 5th Duke of Argyll in 1759 and was created a peeress in her right. Her son became the 6th Duke of Argyll. Maria married the 7th Earl of Coventry of Croome Court. Her son became the 8th Earl of Coventry.
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The History Sale, Tuesday 24th April 2018 6:00pm

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