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English School, circa 1815
Lady Churchill (d.1866), and her son, the Hon. William H. Spencer (1810-1900): she, seated in blue dress with short puffed sleeves and white sash, a pale orange stole over her arms, holding her son, in white dress and pale yellow shoes; blue drapery background
black frame
rectangular, 4 x 3 5/16 in. (115 x 85 mm.)

Lot Essay

Frances, daughter of 3rd Duke of Grafton, K.G., married Lord Francis Almeric Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill, 2nd son of 4th Duke of Marlborough on 25 November 1800. Her son, William Henry was born 12 April 1810. He married firstly 23 January 1838, Elizabeth Rose (d. 25 March 1851) daughter of Thomas Thornhill of Woodleys and had issue.

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