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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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"The Cabinet Council, 1883" (Gladstone and 13 colleagues), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D44149

"The Cabinet Council, 1883" (Gladstone and 13 colleagues)

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1883
NPG D44149

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen. No. 547.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44395

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen. No. 547.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 July 1888
NPG D44395

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, published by Morris, Walton & Co, after  Charles William Walton - NPG D35161

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

published by Morris, Walton & Co, after Charles William Walton
lithograph, before 1891
NPG D35161

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Henry Dixon & Son, after  Alphonse Legros - NPG D20765

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Alphonse Legros
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG D20765

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, by Henry Dixon & Son, after  Alphonse Legros - NPG D9716

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Alphonse Legros
photogravure, circa 1900
NPG D9716

The Faded Orchids, after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') - NPG D42281

The Faded Orchids

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
line block postcard, circa 1903
NPG D42281

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax77099

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1883
NPG x96634

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, November 1886
NPG x8034

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3645

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
carbon print
NPG Ax15947

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

by Alexander Bassano
carbon print
NPG Ax16070

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"In Vanity Fair" (King George V, Prince Arthur of Connaught and 20 others)

by Unknown artist
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 November 1890
NPG D44518

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire

after Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
glass lantern slide, circa 1892-1895
NPG D41958

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Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen. No. 752.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 May 1902
NPG D45118

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