Elizabeth Marchioness of Stafford.
London, Published Feb.y 11. 1807 by C. Turner, No. 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint with large margins, very fine. Platemark: 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾").
A portrait of Elizabeth Sutherland Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (1765 - 1839), seated to right, facing front, wearing a turban, pearl earring and necklace, and shawl with border of scrolls. A vase and flowers is to the right. At the age 20, Leveson-Gower married George Granville Leveson-Gower, Viscount Trentham, who was known as Earl Gower from 1786 until in 1803 he succeeded to his father's title of Marquess of Stafford. In 1832, just six months before he died, he was created Duke of Sutherland and she became known as Duchess-Countess of Sutherland. (For a portrait of the Duke of Sutherland, see iem ref: 35059). Lady Sutherland instigated a notorious large scale clearance of the land she owned with her husband, known as the 'Highland Clearances'.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. W: 539 I of II.
[Ref: 35061] £320.00