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Image number: RS.13392
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire

Date

1817

Sitter

3rd Earl of Devonshire William Cavendish (1617-1684, British), Nobleman

Creator

Unknown, Printmaker

Creator - Organisation

After

Studio of Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen (1593-1661, British), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (plate): 189mm
width (plate): 122mm
height (print): 208mm
width (print): 133mm
height (paper support): 226mm
width (paper support): 150mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait inclined to the right as viewed and looking out to viewer. He wears a pleated doublet with a lace falling collar and has mid length curly hair.

Inscribed WILLIAM CAVENDISH, THIRD EARL OF DEVONSHIRE. From a Drawing in the Possession of Edward Stanley Esqr. Published 1st March 1817 by T.Rodd 2 Gt Newport St. Long Acre’ and pencilled ‘1663’.

William Cavendish, 3rd Earl of Devonshire was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.15.

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