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William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858), Lord Chamberlain

Sitter in 11 portraits
The son of William and Georgiana, Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Cavendish succeeded to the dukedom in 1811. He never married, earning him the epithet the 'Bachelor Duke'. Although he was a Whig grandee and served as Lord Chamberlain to both George IV and William IV, Devonshire's interests were primarily cultural. He was one of Landseer's most important patrons.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

4916

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1832
NPG 4916

D8736

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire ('A view of Devonshire')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D8736

D8757

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D8757

D13513

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published October 1820
NPG D13513

D13638

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
NPG D13638

D15276

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by George E. Madeley
lithograph, circa 1826-1841
NPG D15276

D41083

A Grateful Specimen of The Retort Courteous

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 August 1831
NPG D41083

D41091

The Breaking Up of the Half Crown-ation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 September 1831
NPG D41091

D41367

My Last New Step (William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 April 1836
NPG D41367

D35160

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by Charles Baugniet, printed by M & N Hanhart
lithograph, 1852
NPG D35160