Mary Isabella Manners (nee Somerset)?, Wife of 4th Duke of Rutland (1756-1831), c 1780-90
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Unconfirmed portrait, thought to be the Duchess of Rutland, Mary Isabella Manners, wife of Charles Manners, Marquess of Granby. They married in 1775 and had six children. Lady Mary Isabella was a celebrated beauty, politician and society hostess.
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.