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Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), Beauty and leader of Whig society; first wife of 5th Duke of Devonshire

Sitter in 29 portraits
Georgiana Spencer became a leader of Whig society. Famed for her beauty and notorious for her ménage à trois with the 5th Duke of Devonshire and her eventual successor as Duchess, Lady Elizabeth Forster.

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1041

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1761
On display on Floor 1: Lady Chesterfield's Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1041

D9192

(Margaret) Georgiana Spencer (nee Poyntz), Countess Spencer; Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by P. or S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde?), printed for John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1759-1761)
NPG D9192

D19693

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Lady Diana Beauclerk (nee Spencer)
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, (1779)
NPG D19693

D21300

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Valentine Green, after Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (nee Hadfield)
mezzotint, published 1783
NPG D21300

D14836

'The Departure'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1784
NPG D14836

D35166

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by M. Lawson, after John Downman
stipple engraving, (1787)
NPG D35166

D35167

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire; Georgiana Dorothy (Cavendish), Countess of Carlisle

by and published by George Keating, sold by William Austin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 19 May 1787 (1784)
NPG D35167

D12388

'Harry Jenkins, the masculine and feminine bellows mender'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 July 1788
NPG D12388

D13107

'L'assemblee nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
NPG D13107

D35165

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by William Whiston Barney, published by Thomas Palser, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 20 April 1808
NPG D35165

D35164

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Henry Meyer, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple engraving, 1814
NPG D35164

D35169

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Robert Graves, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 24 February 1870 (1785-1788)
NPG D35169

D35170

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

published by Excelsior Fine Art Association, with permission of Henry Graves & Co, after Robert Graves, after Thomas Gainsborough
chromolithograph, originally published 24 February 1870 (1785-1788)
NPG D35170

D1755

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1870
NPG D1755

D1756

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1870
NPG D1756

D1757

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by James Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1871
NPG D1757

D13718

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

by James Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1871
NPG D13718

D35171

Georgiana Cavendish (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire

after Thomas Gainsborough
wood engraving, published 20 May 1876 (1785-1788)
NPG D35171