English painter and illustrator. The eldest daughter of Charles
Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, she married the 2nd Lord
Bolingbroke in 1757. They divorced in 1768, and two days later she
married the scholar and man of fashion Topham Beauclerk. Her work as
an illustrator included Horace Walpole’s Mysterious Mother, Burger’s
Leonora and Dryden’s Fables. Her principal subjects as a painter
were children and cupids (Bohemians and Peasants, watercolour, c.
1781; London, V&A) in the manner of Rubens.
Self portrait as the Muse Terpsichore
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