The Earls of Essex, their wives and children

Portrait of Lady Jane Hyde, wife of William Capel

Lady Jane Hyde (c. 1694-1724), 1st wife of William, 3rd Earl of Essex

After Sir Godfrey Kneller

Oil on canvas 45.3 x 38.3 cm (17 3/4 x 15 1/8 in)

In his Journal to Stella, Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, described Lady Jane Hyde as 'A Top Toast'. At the age of 30, she died of fever in Paris.