Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her child. Georgiana Cavendish (1757-1806), born Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and a celebrated socialite of her day. She is shown here with her first child, Georgiana Dorothy Cavendish (1783-1858), later the Duchess of Carlisle. Before this child, there had been numerous miscarriages. This engraving is by the US engraver Timothy Cole (1852-1931), and is based on the 1784 oil painting by British artist Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786 and now held at Chatsworth House.
About the Artist - Miriam And Ira D. Wallach Division Of Art, Prints And Photographsnew York Public Library
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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