This is a very pretty and decorative Georgian print, dated below 1778.
The print is done in etching and stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727 - 1815) after the painting of the sitter by Lady Diana Beauclerk (nee Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire (1734 - 1808).
It is of museum quality and another is in the collection of the Portrait Gallery in London.
The image shows Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757 - 1806). She was an English socialite, political organiser and style icon. She certainly had a most interesting life and is worthy of you taking time to read more about her exciting life. Indeed, the 2008 film "The Duchess" starring Keira Knightly is all about the sitter portrayed in my print.
With her connections to the Spencer family - she is also the great-great-great-grand aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The print is in excellent antique condition and is being sold framed - it could probably benefit from a new window mount - but you certainly could just hang on your wall as is.
Dimensions: Frame size is 37 x 39.5 cm. The image size is 15.5 x 18 cm.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
It is being listed at a fair price given the interesting historical interest in this sitter - and that this is a finely executed work by the celebrated printmaker, Bartolozzi.
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