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Portrait of Gertrude Leveson-Gower, 4th Duchess of Bedford: PD.2-2019

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Gertrude Leveson-Gower, 4th Duchess of Bedford


Gainsborough, Thomas




Pastel on grey paper


History note: Lady Louisa Stewart (1798-1844), the first wife of George, 6th Duke of Marlborough (1793-1857); given to her eldest daughter, Lady Louisa Spencer-Churchill (c.1820-82), who married Colonel The Hon. Robert Charles Henry Spencer (1817-81); bequeathed to their daughter, Blanche Louisa Spencer (d. 1919), who married Captain Henry George Fane (1846-1924); to their second son, Hubert William Fane; to his son, Major Robert William Augustus Fane (d. 6 April 1989); to his widow Elinor Valerie Borthwick, who gave it to her son, 1991.

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Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2018

Measurements and weight

Height: 262 mm
Width: 224 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2018) by H.M. Government


Production date: circa AD 1767

Materials used in production

grey Paper
Pastel (crayon)

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-2019
Primary reference Number: 227169
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Created: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Updated: Wednesday 26 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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