Georgiana Russell (née Gordon), Duchess of Bedford (1781-1853)

Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)

c. 1819

Pencil study, probably for a miniature

3 3/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (86 mm x 64 mm)

© National Portrait Gallery, London; NPG 883(4)

The Duchess was the second wife of the sixth Duke of Bedford. She had an affair with Sir Edwin Landseer, and bore him a daughter, although the child was never publicly acknowledged. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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