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Elizabeth Cavendish (nee Cecil), Countess of Devonshire, c 1638-39
Miss Frances Webb
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Wife of the Third Earl of Devonshire, William Cavendish. Died 1689. Engraving made by Lombart after a painting by Sir Anthony Van Dyke (1559-1641).
The Cavendish's have lived at Chatsworth since it was built in the mid-sixteenth century.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.