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Cavendish [née Hervey; other married name Foster], Elizabeth Christiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1824), society hostess and patron of the arts  

Amanda Foreman and Matthew Kilburn

Cavendish [née Hervey; other married name Foster], Elizabeth Christiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1824), society hostess and patron of the arts, was the middle daughter of Frederick Augustus Hervey, fourth earl of Bristol (1730–1803), and his wife, Elizabeth Davers (1730–1800), and was known for most her life as ...

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Cavendish, Elizabeth Christiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1824)  

Maker: Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1824) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1787 Chatsworth House. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Horner [née Graham], Frances Jane, Lady Horner (1854–1940), hostess and patron of the arts  

K. D. Reynolds

Horner [née Graham], Frances Jane, Lady Horner (1854–1940), hostess and patron of the arts, was born at Manchester, Lancashire, probably at Langley Hall, on 28 March 1854, the fourth daughter and sixth of the eight children of William Graham (1817–1885), ...

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Horner, Frances Jane, Lady Horner (1854/5–1940)  

Maker: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

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Frances Jane Horner, Lady Horner (1854/55–1940) by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1879 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Prinsep [née Pattle], Sara Monckton (1816–1887)  

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Sara Prinsep (1816–1887), by George Frederic Watts

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Prinsep [née Pattle], Sara Monckton (1816–1887), creator and host of the Little Holland House salon  

Caroline Dakers

Prinsep [née Pattle], Sara Monckton (1816–1887), creator and host of the Little Holland House salon, was born in Calcutta, India, on 16 August 1816, the fifth of ten children (and fourth of nine daughters, seven of whom survived childhood) of James Peter Pattle...