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Lady Burlington (1812-1840) - 19th Century Graphite Drawing, Lake Como, Italy

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Lady Burlington (1812-1840) - Original 19th Century Graphite Drawing. With body colour.


Size: 16.5 x 24.8cm (6.5" x 9.8")

Collection Information

Lady Burlington was Blanche Georgiana Howard (11 January 1812 - 27 April 1840), daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle and Georgiana Cavendish, sister of the 6th Duke of Devonshire, known as the "Bachelor Duke". Married Willliam Cavendish (later the Duke of Devonshire) in 1829. Blanche was the Bachelor Duke's favourite niece, and his fondness for the young couple who were his heirs may have contributed to his decision not to marry himself. He commemorated Blanche with an inscription in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth, which states that he completed his reconstruction of the house in the year of his bereavement, 1840, and by Blanche's Urn at the top of the Long Walk in the garden.

Lady Burlington's three surviving sons became distinguished politicians; the eldest, known after 1858 by the courtesy title Marquess of Hartington, led the Liberal Party and was asked three times to be Prime Minister by Queen Victoria; Lord Frederick Cavendish was briefly Chief Secretary for Ireland and was assassinated in 1882; Lord Edward Cavendish was MP for West Derbyshire. He also had one son, Hon. William (8 October 1831 – 15 May 1834) who died as an infant, and a daughter, Lady Louisa Caroline (d. 21 September 1907), who married Admiral the Honourable Francis Egerton.

All stuck down on thick paper, some are signed, the album approx 36 x 28 cm overall. Provenance: Leveson-Gower, thence by descent, Egerton

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Code ma305
Artist Lady Burlington (1812-1840)
Date 19th Century
Dimensions 16.5 x 24.8cm
Framed No
Medium Graphite
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