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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

(1833-1908), Politician and Captain

Sitter in 55 portraits
Statesman; served under Gladstone but opposed Home Rule for Ireland and with Chamberlain founded Liberal Unionist Party. President of Council in Salisbury's second administration and under Balfour 1902-3.

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x127646

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x127646

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x12548

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
gelatin printing-out paper cabinet card, 1883
NPG x12548

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by York & Son, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG x3645

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by York & Son, after Alexander Bassano
glass lantern slide, 1890s (1883)
NPG x3645

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96125

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96125

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96126

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96126

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96635

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96635

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5404

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888 (circa 1886)
NPG Ax5404

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x14333

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x14333

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x8033

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x8033

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x8036

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print, 1886
NPG x8036

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG x8032

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, circa 1886, published 1888
NPG x8032

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x137704

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x137704

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197761

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s (circa 1886)
NPG x197761

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x8035

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by James Russell & Sons
carbon print, published 22 November 1890
NPG x8035

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by James Russell & Sons, published by  Ogden's - NPG x136656

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by James Russell & Sons, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, circa 1890, published circa 1895-1903
NPG x136656

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire as The Emperor Charles V, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41002

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire as The Emperor Charles V

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 2 July 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41002

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen, No. 8.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43372

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen, No. 8.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 March 1869
NPG D43372

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