J. S. Paul after Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The Right Honourable Georgiana, Lady Viscountess Spencer and Her daughter the Hon.ble Miss Georgiana Spencer.
10 x 14
A three-quarter length, mezzotint portrait of Lady Spencer and her daughter, engraved by J. S. Paul after Reynolds and published in London in 1771.
This charming and intimate portrait depicts the viscountess with her daughter in a domestic setting with the family dog making an amusing appearance bottom right. The young Miss Spencer, eldest daughter of the 1st Earl Spencer, was born in 1757 She would go on to achieve huge notoriety when, after her marriage to the 5th Duke of Devonshire in 1774, she became one of the country's most famous duchesses: chatelain of Chatsworth, a leader of fashion, a dominant figure in high society and an influential presence upon the political stage