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William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield: P.15030-R

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Current Location: In storage


William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, Marquess of Titchfield


Printmaker: Walker, William
Publisher: Walker, William
Painter: Reynolds, Joshua (After)




After the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (c.1776; Mannings, 157; Private Collection). Portrait of Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck (1796-1824; styled Viscount Woodstock until 1809 and Marquess of Titchfield from 1809). As a young boy, wearing 'Van Dyck' dress, standing full-length and slightly to the left, in parkland landscape, facing the viewer, his right hand resting on a cane, his left pulling a cloak around his body. His left foot is positioned in front of his right, rosettes on the shoes. Titchfield died aged 27 years old and did not in fact succeed his father to become the 5th Duke of Portland.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


19th Century
Circa 1830 - Circa 1862


Mezzotint. Proof before letters with 15mm of inscription space cleared to a half-tone. Private plate. Inscribed in graphite below the platemark along the lower margins: 'Reynolds'; 'Marquess of Titchfield'; 'W. Walker'; '21 1/2 x 165/8'; '31'; 'not in J.C.S. [Chaloner Smith] / but see note to his /Jehner 13'. Inscribed in graphite on the verso: 'CBM [Charles Brinsley Marlay]'. The BM has a lettered state (Hamilton II) and a number of progress and touched proofs of the plate, including 1902,1011.6131, which is probably most closely comparable with the Marlay impression. The lettered state (See BM 1855,0609.1879) bears the inscription: 'WILLIAM HENRY CAVENDISH SCOTT-BENTINCK DUKE OF PORTLAND / From the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., in the possession of his Grace at Welbeck / Engraved and Published by Mr Walker, 64, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square.' to left 'proof' and to right 'private plate'. Walker was based at 64, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square between 1830 and 1862 and so presumably produced this private plate at some point between these dates, possibly following the exhibition of the Reynolds portrait at the British Institution in 1856 (no.148).

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15030-R
Primary reference Number: 240093
O'Donoghue: 4 (Portland)
Hamilton: I/II (p.69)
Chaloner Smith: undescribed (but see Jehner, 13: 'A similar plate has been engraved by Walker')
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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