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Regency Portraits Catalogue

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

c.1795
Miniature by Cosway in Duke of Sutherland's collection (reproduced Williamson Cosway); another miniature at Althorp.

1799
Oil by Henry Howard at Althorp, exhibited RA 1799 (582), half-length with cricket bat (Garlick, Walpole Society, XLV, p 38).

1806
Oil by Shee at Hardwick exhibited RA 1806 (254).

1807
Miniature by Elizabeth Paye exhibited RA 1807 (832).

1810
Oil by Jackson exhibited RA 1810 (188).

1811
Oil by Lawrence at Grove Park, three-quarter-length seated in black (Garlick, Walpole Society, XLV, p 68).

1812
Chalk drawing by Comerford (MS list in NPG library).

Watercolour drawing by Horace Stone at Castle Howard.

Marble busts by Nollekens at Windsor Castle, North Carolina Museum of Art, and with Heim Gallery 1983.

1813
Oil by George Sanders at Chatsworth, mezzotint by Turner 17 March 1813 (Alfred Whitman, Charles Turner, 1907, 157).

1814
Enamels by Henning exhibited RA 1814 (396), and by Horace Hone exhibited RA 1814 (453).

1816
Oil by Hayter at Chatsworth, in peer's robes, and etching by Hayter, aged 26 in fancy dress (example in British Museum).

1820
Mixed aquatint and etching by Richard Dighton in 'West End Characters' and 'Well-Known Bond Street Loungers 1820' reproduced in Reminiscences of Captain Gronow, 1889, I, p 236.

'The Trial of Queen Caroline' by Hayter (NPG 999).

c.1820
Oil by Reinagle with gamekeepers, in Devonshire collection.

1822
Oil by Jackson exhibited RA 1822 (142).

1823
Marble bust by Campbell at Chatsworth. Another marble bust by Campbell 1834 at Castle Howard; one of these was exhibited RA 1832 (1109).

1831
Oil by George Jones 'The Opening of London Bridge 1831’ in Soane Museum.

c.1832
Lithograph by J. Knight 'William IV Holding a Council'.

Oil by Landseer at Chatsworth, exhibited RA 1832 (132) (see NPG 4916); various unfinished oil sketches of the Duke were in Christie's Landseer sale 9 May 1874, e.g. (310) with Lady Constance Grosvenor, (313) with Lord and Lady Cavendish and dead fallow deer, (329) with a lady at the door of a house.

1836
Bronze bust by Dantan, Sotheby's Belgravia 6 July 1977 (305).

1838
The Duke appears in Hayter's 'Coronation of Queen Victoria' and in Leslie's 'Queen Victoria Receiving the Sacrament at her Coronation', both in Royal Collection.

1839
Lithograph as an Elizabethan nobleman in court dress at the Eglinton Tournament, reproduced in Nixon & Richardson, The Eglinton Tournament, 1843.

1840
He appears in Hayter's 'Marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert' in the Royal Collection; Hayter also painted a whole-length for the Council Chamber Derby, now at Chatsworth.

c.1840-5
Sepia and red chalk drawing by Landseer, holding out hands to a dog, no.79 in an album compiled by Marcia Sheridan (niece of Caroline Norton) sold Sotheby's 6 July 1977 (364).

1844
Oil by Thomas Ellerby exhibited RA 1844 (441).

1850
Oil by Sir Francis Grant at Chatsworth, whole-length exhibited RA 1850 (7) but similar to Hayter's c.1840 portrait above; lithograph by Baugniet is based on Grant's oil; Baugniet also lithographed a family group 'Chatsworth 1852'.

c.1850
Pastel by L. C. Dickinson at Bonham's 1 May 1974 (125).

1858
Bust by George Halse exhibited RA 1858 (1280).

A rare example of sculpture by Sir George Hayter, marble bust signed and dated 1858, is at Chatsworth.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.