Georgiana, Dutchess of Devonshire.Engraved from an Original Picture in the possession of The Right Honorable the Countess Spencer, to whom this Plate is by permission inscribed, by her Ladyships much obliged most obed.t & devoted hum.ble serv.t Geo. Townly Stubbs.
Stipple, very scarce. Sheet size: 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A bust portrait of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757 - 1806), facing the viewer, in an oval. The Duchess of Devonshire was a celebrated beauty and socialite who gathered around her a large salon of literary and political figures. She was connected to key figures of the age such as the Prince of Wales and Marie Antoinette. Cavendish was a frequent sitter in portraits and although known for her style, beauty, and her political campaigning, she was also famed for her love of gambling. Even though her own family, the Spencers, and her husband's family, the Cavendishes, were immensely wealthy, she was reported to have died deeply in debt due to her excesses.
Not in CL-B's Stubbs volume.
[Ref: 34387] £220.00