Portrait of Lady Charlotte Fitzroy with her Indian Page

This painting is by Sir Peter Lely, principal painter to Charles II. Lady Charlotte, aged eight, is seen with her Indian page, who appears to be no more than six or seven years old. This is one of the earliest representations of an Indian servant in art in Britain. Charlotte was the illegitimate daughter of Charles II and his mistress, Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland.

York Art Gallery (1674)
By courtesy of York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)


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