Jean Petitot, 1607-91
Portrait of Frances Teresa Stuart
Painted in enamel on gold
Inscribed in enamel by artist on the back, in French, 'Duchess of Richmond / 1669 / J.P.'
Museum no. P.64-1924
Purchased with funds from the Captain H.B. Murray Bequest
Frances Teresa (1647-1702) was the daughter of a court physician. She grew up in France at the court of Charles I's widowed queen, and returned to England in 1663. A famous beauty, she married the 3rd Duke of Richmond around 1666.'