A magnificent quality pair of London Published portraits produced by Thomas Boys in 1839 after the original paintings by George Sanders and later produced as engravings by S.Cousins of Elizabeth Dutchess of Rutland and by engraver John Lewis depicting John Henry Manners the 5th Duke of Rutland.
The inscription on each portrait also bears a written signature of the Dutchess and Duke.
The inscription reads as follows:
Original Painted By George Sanders
1/JOHN HENRY MANNERS
5th Duke of Rutland
Born Jan 4th 1778
ENGRAVED BY JOHN LEWIS
London Published March 26 1839
By Thomas Boys
(Printseller Th The Royal family)
XI Golden Square Regent St.
2/ELIZABETH DUTCHESS OF RUTLAND
Second Daughter of Frederick Earl of Carlisle K.G
Born 13 November 1780
Died 29 November 1825
ENGRAVED BY S.COUSINS A.R.A
Height 29 Inches
Width 19 Inches
Later wooden gilt replacements in excellent order with glass fitted and ply wood sealed back panels.
Clean and sharp print with no watermarks of ghosting seen and with no discolouration or fading.
An excellent pair of portraits capturing the full ceremonial costumes and jewelled garments in great detail and accurately depicting the titled gentry.
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