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Bust Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1715-1785), 1727

Wife of the second Duke of Portland, William Henry. A daughter of the 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, a bibliophile, collector and patron of the arts. The first Duke of Portland attained Peerage of Great Britain in 1716. This was William Henry Bentinck, who was already Earl of Portland. The dukedom came into the possession of the Cavendish-Bentinck family by marriage. The Cavendish-Bentinck famil…