Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her child. Georgiana Cavendish (1757-1806), born Georgiana Spencer, was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and a celebrated socialite of her day. She is shown here with her first child, Georgiana Dorothy Cavendish (1783-1858), later the Duchess of Carlisle. Before this child, there had been numerous miscarriages. This engraving is by the US engraver Timothy Cole (1852-1931), and is based on the 1784 oil painting by British artist Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786 and now held at Chatsworth House.
© MIRIAM AND IRA D. WALLACH DIVISION OF ART, PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Both parents take turns in incubating the egg, holding it on their feet (see bird at left). These birds are found in the subantarctic and on cool islands in temperate areas of the southern hemisphere. They are very social animals, living and breeding in large colonies which can contain thousands of birds. They feed on small fish and squid, diving below the surface of the water to catch their prey. They often hunt in groups. The king penguin is the second largest penguin in the world, reaching a height of around 1 metre. Only the emperor penguin is bigger. Photographed at Royal Bay, on the island of South Georgia.
© British Antarctic Survey/Science Photo Library
William Hogarth Marriage A La Mode The Settlement
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarth's Marriage A La Mode. Marriage A La Mode is a series of six pictures depicting a pointed skewering of upper class 18th century society. This moralistic warning shows the disastrous results of an ill-considered marriage for money and satirises patronage and aesthetics.