The Right Honourable Georgiana, Countess Spencer and Her Daughter the Honble. Miss Georgiana Spencer.
London, Printed June 20th. 1771.
Mezzotint, 505 x 355mm. 19¾ x 14".
Lady Spencer embracing her daughter, who stands on a table at left, with a toy dog. Margaret Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer (1737 - 1814), daughter of Rt Hon Stephen Poyntz; she married John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer in 1755. Their daughter Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757 - 1806) married William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, in 1774. She became a well-known society figure and subject of a famous portrait by Gainsborough. Engraved by Samuel De Wilde (1751 - 1832). A painter, especially of theatrical subjects, and watercolourist, he also produced etchings and mezzotints which he signed with the pseudonym 'Paul'.
Chaloner Smith: 7. Hamilton: pg.133.
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