Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (1672-1729), Whig leader
‘makes a great figure in his Person, of a Brown Complexion, taller than a middle Stature; not Forty Years old’ (J. Macky, Characters of the Court of Great Britain, 1733).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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.