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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Lord Robert Spencer (1747-1831), Third son of 3rd Duke of Marlborough

Whig parliamentarian; 3rd son of 3rd Duke of Marlborough; MP 1768-99, 1802-07 and 1817-20; a member of Brooks’s and a serious gambler, his ‘political conduct was governed entirely by his close personal friendship with Fox’ (Commons 1754-90).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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.