A gorgeous depiction of Lady Georgiana Cavendish The Duchess of Devonshire in Original Ornate 'Laurel Leaf & Ribbon' Bronze Frame .....it is signed Gainsborough but this is a later 19th century copy of the original "After Gainsborough". The Painting is Oval measuring 3 1/4 inches by 2 1/2inches with the frame measuring 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (7 June 1757 - 30 March 1806), was a leading member of late Georgian society, famous for her extrovert personality, her extravagant fashions and her championing of the Whigs led by Charles James Fox. She lived in a notorious “ménage à trois” with her husband and his mistress, Lady Elizabeth Foster, and had an affair with the future prime minister, Charles Grey, which almost ruined her. Georgiana married William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, on 7 June 1774, her 17th birthday. The Duke was extremely reserved and ill-matched to the emotionally demonstrative Georgina.
Thomas Gainsborough RA FRSA (14 May 1727 – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Along with his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds, he is considered one of the most important British artists of the second half of the 18th century.

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19th Century Miniature Oil Painting of The Duchess of Devonshire - After Gainsborough

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