Jacquetta Eliot, Countess of St Germans

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Jacquetta Jean Frederica Eliot, Countess of St. Germans (born 1943)[1] is the third daughter of Miles Wedderburn Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn. She is his first daughter by his second marriage, to Jacqueline Aldine Leslie (née Castellani), daughter of Marchese Senator Aldo Castellani.[2]

On 9 October 1964 she married Peregrine Nicholas Eliot, 10th Earl of Saint Germans.[3] The marriage lasted 26 years, ending in divorce in 1990. Three children were born during that marriage:

  1. Jago Nicholas Aldo Eliot, Lord Eliot (b. 24 Mar 1966) died on 16 Apr 2006,[4] leaving an infant son, Albert Clarence Eliot, heir to his grandfather's titles[5]
  2. Hon Louis Robert Eliot (b. 11 April 1968)[6]
  3. Hon Francis Michael Eliot (b. 16 November 1971)[7] It was later revealed that the noted painter Lucien Freud was his biological father.[8]

In 1967, she played the role of Jacquetta in the film Echoes of Silence, written and directed by Peter Emanuel Goldman.[9][10]

Jacquetta was a socialite[11] and noted beauty[12] and sat for various artists and photographers including Horst P. Horst who featured her in Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens and People[13] and Richard Avedon.

Between 1969 and 1978 she sat for Freud[14] and featured in nine of his paintings, including the 1973 work Large Interior W9[15][16][17][18] and several drawings.[19] In 2006 she modelled for Mario Testino in a Burberry advertisement.[20]

She was a founder member/director of the Elephant Fayre 1981–1986. She has been featured in various documentaries about the life and art of Lucian Freud.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon. Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson". [peerage.com] A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2. ^ Mosley, Charles (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 3841; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  3. ^ Mosley, Charles (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 3841. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  4. ^ "Lady Killearn: New butler wanted, toads and monsters need not apply".The Daily Telegraph [1]
  5. ^ Mosley, Charles (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 3841; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1
  6. ^ Mosley, Charles (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 3841; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1
  7. ^ Mosley, Charles (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 3841; ISBN 0-9711966-2-1
  8. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p8541.htm
  9. ^ "Peter Emanuel Goldman. Echoes of Silence." RE:VOIR The Film Gallery.
  10. ^ lightindustry.org
  11. ^ Powell, Richard (2008). Cutting a Figure, Fashioning Black Portraiture. University of Chicago Press. p. 99; ISBN 0226677273.
  12. ^ "Lady Killearn: New butler wanted, toads and monsters need not apply" The Daily Telegraph [2].
  13. ^ Lawford, Valentine (1968). Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People. The Bodley Head Ltd.; ISBN 0370004973.
  14. ^ "Lucian Freud's 'Naked Truths' Documentary Premiers in Conjunction With 'Portraits' Exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth". Huffington Post.
  15. ^ "Artist Lucian Freud unveils his new muse" The London Evening Standard [3].
  16. ^ "Lady Killearn: New butler wanted, toads and monsters need not apply" The Daily Telegraph [4].
  17. ^ "Specimens of humanity".
  18. ^ "Market News"; retrieved 28 May 2013.
  19. ^ "Drawing For Naked Figure".
  20. ^ "The Empire Strikes Back".
  21. ^ "Lucian Freud's 'Naked Truths'", Huffington Post; accessed 28 March 2016.

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