Lady Elizabeth Foster

Francesco Bartolozzi, 21 Sep 1727 - 7 Mar 1815

Lady Elizabeth Foster

Francesco Bartolozzi 21 Sep 1727 - 7 Mar 1815


Portrait after Reynolds; half-length facing front, slightly turned to right, wearing dress with lace frilled collar and ribbon round her waist; landscape in the background. Proof before letters. Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Foster (1757-1824), daughter of Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry; married to 1) John Thomas Foster 1776-80; 2) William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire in 1809. Lady Foster lived with her close friend Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire, and the Duke at Devonshire house in a menage a trois for 25 years. Following Georgina's death, she married the Duke and became Duchess of Devonshire herself.

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Lady Elizabeth Foster

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Francesco Bartolozzi

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