About this image
Showing the Fifth Duke (William) of Devonshire (1748-1811) and Lady Georgiana Spencer (1757-1806). Georgiana Cavendish was a celebrated socialite; the 2009 film, The Duchess, starring Keira Knightly, was based on her life.
The Cavendish family have lived at Chatsworth since 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.