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Mary Churchill, Duchess of Montague

1720 Bernard Lens, the younger Born: London, England 1682 Died: Knightsbridge, England 1740 watercolor on ivory sight 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.5 x 2.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1963.9.10 Not currently on view


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Mary Churchill (about 1689-1751) was the daughter of Sir John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, and Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough. In 1704 or 1705, she married John, Duke of Montague and Marquis d’Monthermer. Mary Churchill’s dress inventory of 1747 was published in a 1997 issue of Costume, the journal of the Costume Society in England.

Keywords

Occupation - other - aristocrat

Portrait female - Churchill, Mary - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Bernard Lens, the younger

Born: London, England 1682 Died: Knightsbridge, England 1740