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)

Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) William Killigrew (1605-1695)