Georgiana Elizabeth Duchess of Newcastle
- Mezzotint (state unknown) on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 30 × 21 7/16 inches (76.2 × 54.5 cm), Plate: 25 1/2 × 15 inches (64.8 × 38.1 cm), Image: 23 × 14 7/8 inches (58.4 × 37.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "#15"
Lettered, lower center: "Georgiana Elizabeth, | DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE. | B: June 1. 1789. D: Septr. 26. 1822."; lettered, lower left: "Come, fond Description, lend thy grateful lays, | Record the tribute, faithful memory pays; | How Virtue fell, when Georgiana died, | How Honor drooped, & grieving Britain sighed | Tell what She was, and how Her mind was stored | With all that Nature, Art, and Taste afford, | Led by Religion thro'a life not long; | Her spotless mind recoiled from vice & wrong. | Devoid of guile, pride, vanity or fear, | Her noble heart was generous, kind, sincere,"; lettered, lower right: "Affection's Throne, in brightest radiance reared, | By all admired, respected or revered' | Oh! once best loved, now mourned, while art essays | To give Thy features, thus, to future days, | Long, blest Newcastle, may Thy Children find | In these pure traits, the picture of Thy Mind! | May Thy example animating, guide, | And make our Females still our Countrys pride, | May Chastest Virture, Modesty and Grace, | Rule, as in Thee, to dignity their race!"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British, Georgiana Elizabeth Duchess of Newcastle, 1825
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