Another (highly idealised) domestic scene

6 May 2010

Edward Smith Stanley (1752–1834), Twelfth Earl of Derby, with His First Wife (Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, 1753–1797) and Their Son (Edward Smith Stanley, 1775–1851) by Angelika Kauffmann.

This charming and rather fanciful portrait depicts the young Earl and Countess of Derby with their young son. The young couple were married in June 1774 and had their son in April 1775, with this painting probably being painted in 1776.

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