Sunday, September 20, 2015
Biography - Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew 1615-1686
Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677) Mrs Killigrew. She was the daughter of John Hill. She married Sir William Killigrew, son of Sir Robert Killigrew & Mary Wodehouse, in 1626. William was 10 years older than his new bride. He was immersed in politics & wrote 4 dramas, while she produced 7 children. Only 2 survived into adulthood.
Van Dyke's depiction of Mrs Killigrew survives.
Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew (1615-1686) She is depicted here holding roses, the symbol of a happily married lady.
Artist unknown, Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew (1615-1686)