Elizabeth Dutchess Dowager of Kingston.Taken at the Bar of the House of Lords, on the 15 of April, 1776.
Published as the Act directs, May 20, 1776.
Mezzotint. 375 x 270mm. Trimmed into plate, mounted on card.
Elizabeth Chudleigh (1720-88). Having had a short, secret marriage, she bigimously married the Duke of Kingston. When her first husband, by then the Earl of Bristol, brought a case seeking to prove their marriage in order to to divorce her, she appeared in the House of Lords in elaborate mourning dress, three years after the death of the Duke of Kingston. Much ridiculed, she was satirised as 'Kitty Crocodile' in Foote's play 'The Capuchin', 1777.
CS: p.1357, possibly by John Taylor. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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