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Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire - Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1775






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♡ Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ♡
Georgiana was an English socialite, style icon, author, and activist. She was born in 1757 to John Spencer (later Earl Spencer) and his wife, Georgiana (née Poyntz, later Countess Spencer). Upon her marriage to William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, she became the Duchess of Devonshire, and through this she garnered much attention and fame in society during her lifetime. With a preeminent position in the peerage of England, the duchess was famous for her charisma, political influence, beauty, unusual marital arrangement, love affairs, socializing, and gambling.
Her keen sense made her the extravagant female leader in fashion and style in England. Using her influence as a leading socialite and fashion/style icon, she contributed to politics, science, and literature. As part of her illustrious social engagements, she would gather around her a large salon of literary and political figures. Among her major acquaintances were the most influential figures of her time including: the Prince of Wales, future King George IV, Marie Antoinette, the Duchess of Polignac, Charles Grey, future British Prime Minister, and Lady Melbourne, who was the lover of the Price of Wales.
Georgiana, sadly, did not have a happy marriage. Her husband, William Cavendish, was very mean to her; he had numerous affairs, even having a live-in mistress at one point, which was unheard of at the time, and she suffered mental, emotional, and probably physical abuse from him. Her husband’s live in mistress was actually Lady Elizabeth Foster, who was Georgiana’s close friend. Georgiana sought further personal consolation from a "dissipated existence"in passions such as: socializing, fashion, politics, writing, and addictions like gambling, drinking, and drugs. She also had affairs with a number of men. Her big affair was with with Charles Grey (later Earl Grey), in which she became pregnant by him in 1791. She was forced to give up her baby to his family, but she always made sure to visit her illegitimate daughter as often as possible providing her with presents and affection.
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A new print for the collection (and the teetering stack of ‘to be frameds’); a lovely gift from @mrmatthewrdavis, who stoically tolerates both by obsession with old bits of paper, and the history of the Cavendish family...

An 1811 engraving after Sir Joshua Reynolds’ 1783 painting of ‘A Portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, with her Daughter, Georgians Dorothy, later Countess of Carlisle’.

See the third and fourth images for information relating to the original painting in the collection at Chatsworth (from ‘Treasures of Chatsworth: A Private View’ an excellent coffee table book for Sunday perusing).

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The Duchess is such a great movie but it makes me so miserable, lol
No spoilers if you don’t know anything about her or the movie, but I feel so sorry for her :^(
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by the 18th century, English fashions had been shaped by the opulence of the French court. known for their ruffles, luxurious fabrics, and pure decoration, the garments of the Rococo era were the uniform of figures such as Marie Antoinette and Georgiana Cavendish. the latter, as the Duchess of Devonshire, was the socialite of her day, and never failed to make an impression using fashion. but as effervescent as her wardrobe may have been, the Duchess suffered a deeply unhappy married life, far more constricted by her husband the Duke than by her corset strings. | #fashionworldhistory
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Trashëgimia e jetës së Georgiana Cavendish,dukesha e 5-të e Devonshire, ka mbetur një temë studimi dhe intrigash në sferat kulturore dhe historike shekuj pas vdekjes së saj. Ajo ishte halla e madhe e madhërishme e Dianës, Princesha e Uellsit. Jetët e tyre, shekuj më parë, janë krahasuar në tragjedi në kohën bashkëkohore. #britishnobility #georgianaspencer #georgianacavendish #georgianaduchessofdevonshire #duchessofdevonshire #williamcavendish #williamdukeofdevonshire #ladyelizabethfoster #earlgrey #charlesgrey #georgianera #georgianage #dianaprincessofwales #mullirialmedia❤️

Interesting Facts:
The legacy of the life of Georgiana Cavendish, 5th Duchess of Devonshire, has remained a topic of study and intrigue in cultural and historical spheres centuries after her death. She was the great-great-great-grand-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. Their lives, centuries apart, have been compared in tragedy in contemporary time. #britishnobility #georgianaspencer #georgianacavendish #georgianaduchessofdevonshire #duchessofdevonshire #williamcavendish #williamdukeofdevonshire #ladyelizabethfoster #earlgrey #charlesgrey #georgianera #georgianage #dianaprincessofwales

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When the Duke began a sexual relationship with Lady Elizabeth, a ménage à trois was established and it was arranged that Lady Elizabeth live with them permanently. While it was common for male members of the upper class to have mistresses, it was not common or generally acceptable for a mistress to live so openly with a married couple. Furthermore, the duchess had become emotionally dependent on Lady Elizabeth whom she believed to be her best friend. Having no alternative, she became complacent over the matter.
Despite her unhappiness with her detached and philandering husband and volatile marriage, the duchess, as per the custom of the day, was not socially permitted to take a lover without first having produced an heir. Her first successful pregnancy resulted in the birth of daughter 1783 following by another daughter in 1785. Finally, on 21 May 1790, the duchess gave birth to a male heir. Shortly after the birth of her son, the duchess began her affair with Charles Grey (later Earl Grey), become pregnant by him in 1791. Sent off to France, she gave birth to illegitimate daughter. The duchess was forced to give away the illegitimate daughter to Grey's family. She was exile in France in the early 1790s, and in order to return to England and her children, she conceded to her husband's hypocritical demands and denounced her love for Charles Grey. Records of her exile in France were subsequently erased from the family records.
Throughout her marriage, while the Duchess of Devonshire coped with the marital arrangements on the surface, she nevertheless suffered emotional and psychological distress. She sought further personal consolation from a "dissipated existence" in socializing, fashion, politics, gambling, and drinking.
Her health decline in her 40s and her addiction to gambling continued. Georgiana Cavendish, 5th Duchess of Devonshire died on 30 March 1806, at the age of 48.

"Cuando aparecía, todas las miradas se posaban en ella; cuando estaba ausente, era el tema de todas las conversaciones" (Louis Dutens. Diplomático francés)

Georgiana Cavendish, duquesa de Devonshire, nació un 7 de junio de 1757. Su fascinante vida fue retratada en "La duquesa" (The Duchess. 2008), película protagonizada por Keira Knightley y Ralph Fiennes.

Michael O´Connor recreó el elegante vestuario de la aristócrata en la película tomando como referencia el libro "Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire", de Amanda Foreman, y las pinturas de los artistas que inmortalizaron la belleza de la duquesa. La gran dama también destacó por sus estilismos exagerados y peinados esculturales que adornaba con tocados de plumas de avestruz.

El diseñador creó cerca de 30 vestidos para la actriz Keira Knightley en el papel de Georgiana. Uno de los más destacados, y favorito de Michael O´Connor, es un traje de seda azul oscuro de estilo militar, con trenzado de oro y botones de latón. El gran sombrero que acompaña al conjunto, realizado con fieltro, colas de zorro y avestruz, representa los colores azul y naranja del partido Whig, bando en el que la duquesa de Devonshire fue activista. 💙 📷 Retratos de Georgiana Cavendish junto a fotogramas de la película en los que aparece Knightley interpretando a la duquesa.
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Georgiana Cavendish, duquesa de Devonshire nacida en Althorp, Northamptonshire, 7 de junio de 1757 y fallecida en Londres, 30 de marzo de 1806 nacida Georgiana Spencer, fue la primera esposa de Guillermo Cavendish, V duque de Devonshire y madre de Guillermo Jorge Spencer Cavendish, VI duque de Devonshire. Fue un personaje sumamente controvertido: admirada por su belleza y gusto en el vestir, era sin embargo criticada por su interés en la política y porque padecía ludopatía. Entre sus descendientes se encuentran: el presente duque de Devonshire(vía su nieta), Diana, princesa de Gales(nacida Lady Diana Spencer) y Sarah, duquesa de York (vía su hija ilegítima Eliza Courtney). Georgiana contrajo matrimonio con Guillermo Cavendish, duque de Devonshire, el 6 de junio de 1774, un día antes de que cumpliera 17 años. La duquesa no logró quedar embarazada rápidamente, lo que se convirtió en un asunto aristocrático por la época en donde las esposas eran valoradas tanto por su fertilidad como por sus dotes e influencias. Tuvo muchos abortos involuntarios antes de dar a luz a dos hijas, y antes también de que el tan esperado heredero (y único varón) hubiese nacido.

Debido a la presión por no poder tener hijos, Georgiana empezó a adquirir ciertas adicciones y enfermedades.
Fueron hijos del duque de Devonshire:

Georgiana Cavendish, condesa de Carlisle(1783–1858), quien se casó con George Howard.
Enriqueta Cavendish (1785–1862), quien se casó con Granville Leveson-Gower.
Guillermo Jorge Spencer Cavendish, VI Duque de Devonshire (1790–1858), falleció sin casarse.
Hijos con Charles Grey:
Eliza Courtney (1792–1859)
No te pierdas la historia de su vida llevada al cine dos veces una de ellas por la actriz Keira Knightley

The style icon Georgiana Cavendish (née Spencer), Duchess of Devonshire - born otd in 1757 - portrayed by Thomas Gainsborough, between 1785 and 11787.
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Georgiana Cavendish, duquesa de Devonshire.

Como prometido, vim falar sobre a minha referência e inspiração para a cor Georgiana em homenagem a duquesa Georgiana Cavendish, representada no cinema pela atriz Keira Knightley no filme A Duquesa.
Georgiana foi uma nobre britânica, ícone da moda, autora e ativista, fazia parte da família Spencer, sendo portanto uma parente distante da princesa Diana, por parte do seu irmão que é seu antepassado.
Georgiana ficou conhecido por sua beleza, carisma e influência na política. Não foi feliz no casamento, o marido e ela não combinavam, o oposto de seu pai, seu marido não era nem um pouco afetuoso. Assim como o marido, teve varios casos amorosos, mas que só poderiam acontecer, depois que ela tivesse dado ao marido um filho homem como herdeiro, dava muitas festas e adorava jogos de azar. A duquesa foi um dos símbolos da sua época. O seu estilo fez dela uma líder feminina extravagante na moda inglesa (o seu penteado atingia alturas extraordinárias para além das suas roupas exuberantes). Georgiana fez uso da sua influência como socialite e ícone da moda para contribuir para a política, ciência e literatura e fazia sempre questão de incluir figuras da política e da literatura nos seus famosos eventos sociais. Entre os seus amigos, contavam-se algumas das figuras mais influentes da época, incluindo o Príncipe de Gales (que viria a tornar-se o rei Jorge IV), Maria Antonieta e a sua amiga preferida da corte, a duquesa de Polignac; Charles Grey (mais tarde, conde Grey e Primeiro-Ministro), e Lady Melbourne (amante do príncipe de Gales). Os jornais seguiam de perto todas as suas aparições e atividades. ❤️ fonte #Wikipédia #BatomGeorgiana #georgianacavendish

Encore un peu de Grande Bretagne avec la biographie la plus complète sur Georgiana Cavendish, duchesse de Devonshire. Biographie qui a inspirée le film « the Duchess » avec Keira Knightley
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1740s panier made from the pattern out of Corsets and Crinolines page 46. I have exaggerated the pattern to make them bigger than normal. I’m now my 3rd week into my final major project of 2nd year and it’s all based of Georgianna Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. I have created a character around her who has been cursed to be a chandelier for eternity. The continues dripping of wax which lights the chandeliers in this period will be a main feature of this garment, multiple products will be used to create the illusion of wax as well as using actual wax on the top layer as wax doesn’t stick very well to fabric.



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Had a bit of a breakdown trying to get these pleats all in at the waist for the petticoat but I did it! So excited for this to all come together!



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Nope....her hair needed to be even taller!! She was famous for having hairstyles as tall as 36 in!!
Georgiana Cavendish inspired...color to come very soon.
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