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1766 Monza – 1831 Milan


Le Delizie Materne1823


Etching and engraving after the Portrait of Lady Burghersh with her son by Thomas Lawrence (British, 1769 – 1830). Size: 33.5 x 25.5 cm. Engraver’s blind stamp (lettered GL) below dedication in centre (Lugt 4544). Lettered below image in Italian with title, verse over three lines and dedication to Lord Burghersh by Luigi Bardi and production detail: "Tommaso Lawrence dip.", "Gpe. Longhi inc. Milano 1823".


Le Blanc II 28; Nagler IX 12; Crespi 64.


Crisp, rich impression with the engraver’s blind stamp. Trimmed slightly within the platemark. Slight browning of paper at the lower edge of the sheet, otherwise in fine condition.


Comparative impressions: the British Museum - inv.1840,0627.75, the Rijksmuseum - inv.RP-P-1969-213.



Giuseppe Longhi: Le Delizie Materne, 1823

  • Our engraving is after a painting (1820) by Thomas Lawrence, last sold at acution at Christie's, London in 1992. 

    Lady Burghersh was the third daughter of the 4th Earl of Mornington and the niece of the 1st Duke of Wellington. In 1811 she married John, Lord Burghersh, who succeeded as 11th Earl of Westmorland in 1841 on the death of his father. Their son, the Hon. George Fane (1819-1848) succeed his father as Lord Burghersh but he died seven years later and thus never succeeded to the Earldom, which passed to his younger brother Francis. 

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