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Portrait miniature of Sir George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834) - Richard Cosway RA (1742-1821). Height 1¼”. The sitter has recently been identified as George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, the brother of Georgiana, later Duchess of Devonshire. This portrait miniature of the young George was probably painted when he was about seven or eight years old & is close in date to a group portrait of the Spencer children painted by Angelica Kauffmann, R.A. (1741-1807).
Eighteenth century portraits are SASSY.
George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), here painted as a young man by Sir Joshua Reynolds. He was a University friend of Pitt's and later served in his government as Lord Privy Seal and First Lord of the Admiralty. Plus, he is the four times great grandfather of Princes William and Harry.