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Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire and the Rt. Honble. Lady Georgiana Cavendish

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    19/05/1787 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keating, George, born 1762 - died 1842 (engraver)
    Keating, George, born 1762 - died 1842 (publisher)
    Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.272-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11

Physical description

Three-quarter length portraits. The Duchess is seated on a couch, her right hand raised in play, with her infant daughter on her lap. The infant Lady Georgiana is looking at her mother with both hands raised. In the right background is a landscape.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

19/05/1787 (published)

Artist/maker

Keating, George, born 1762 - died 1842 (engraver)
Keating, George, born 1762 - died 1842 (publisher)
Austin, William, born 1721 - died 1820 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sir Jos. Reynolds G. Keating excudit Engraved by Geo: Keating Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire and the Rt. Honble. Lady Georgiana Cavendish London, Published May 19 1787, by G. Keating No.4 Air Street, Piccadilly; and also may be had of Mr. Austin Drawing Master No.197 Piccadilly.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 74.6 cm mount, Width: 54.5 cm mount

Descriptive line

Portrait of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire and her infant daughter Lady Georgiana Cavendish. Mezzotint by George Keating after Joshua Reynolds, 1787.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p.779.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Infant; Mother; Landscape; Couch

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Children & Childhood

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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