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Thomas Gainsborough - Portrait of Lady Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire 1787
Lady Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1787, 13 years into her highly publicized and disappointing marriage. Her life has often been compared to that of Princess Diana. Not only did both live in "love triangles" but they are both Spencer girls. This painting is on the cover of the British version of Amanda Foreman's book, which was the basis for the subsequently made film, "The Duchess" starring the superb Keyra Knightly and Ralph Fiennes.
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, KG(14.12.1748/29.7.1811). Eldest son of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire & his wife, Lady Charlotte Boyle. Married twice: first, to Lady Georgiana Spencer (1757–1806); second, to Lady Elizabeth Foster, née Hervey (1759–1824), daughter of the 4th Earl of Bristol, who had been his mistress first wife's friend By his first wife, he had one son (William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, who succeeded him), daughters.