(Margaret) Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz), Countess Spencer (1737-1814) & her daughter Georgiana Cavendish (née Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806)
Engraved by S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde)
After Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published by John Bowles, London, c. 1761
37 cm x 27 cm
Lady Spencer wearing a lace gown, seated at a table upon which stands her daughter being embraced by the mother a dog leaping up to her. The child in a dress and bonnet; tasselled curtain drapery behind. Lettered below the image with the title "The Right Honourable Georgiana, Lady Viscountess Spencer, and Her Daughter the Honble. Miss Georgiana Spencer" / "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt. / S.Paul Fecit" / Printed for John Bowles, at No 13 Cornhil" [sic]
A charming mezzotint of Lady Spencer and her daughter Georgiana, who in time became Duchess of Devonshire. These ladies were two of the most celebrated celebrated patronesses of the Georgian era. They were played respectively by Charlotte Rampling and Keira Knightley in the award winning 2008 movie "The Duchess".
See NPG D9192 etc for similar.
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