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Portrait length color image of Countess of Darlington aka. Sophia von Kielmansegg, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Countess of Darlington aka. Sophia von Kielmansegg, by George Stuart.

Beloved of George I and a great party giver.

Sophia von Platen von Kielmansegg, Countess of Darlington has often, but erroneously, been asserted to have been mistress of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland; in fact, she was his half-sister. Court ‘observers’ were apparently unable to fathom that George I would have a close relationship with a woman without being intimate with her. Darlington was noted for her amiable nature and for her excellent management of parties and public events.

Full length color image of Countess of Darlington aka. Sophia von Kielmansegg, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Countess of Darlington aka. Sophia von Kielmansegg, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Countess of Darlington aka. Sophia von Kielmansegg, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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