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The Sublime and the Beautiful
Irish Art 1700 - 1830

20th June - 27th July 2001

Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Compton
Matthew William Peters, R.A.
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in
76 x 63 cm
Inscribed upper left: 'Lady Elizabeth Compton daughter of Charles 7th Earl of Northampton' According to Manners formerly bore label inscribed: 'Lady Elizabeth Compton, married to Lord George Cavendish at the age of 19, given to her by her aunt Mary Isabella, Duchess of Rutland' Engraved in mezzotint by J.R. Smith and published 24th February 1780
Provenance: Duchess of Rutland; Lady Elizabeth Compton (the sitter), thence by descent to Hon. Henry Cavendish; with W.H Young, New York, 1928; W.A Fisher Collection; Detroit Howard Young Galleries, Inc., New York
Exhibited: Grosvenor Gallery 1889 and 1910

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