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Lady Diana Beauclerk

 

 

Lady Diana Beauclerk       Pages: 1


(b London, 1734; d Twickenham, Surrey, 1808).

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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