Lady Diana Beauclerk (1724-1808)

Daughter of the second Duke of Marlborough her first marriage was to Lord Bolingbroke in 1757. When this marriage was dissolved she married Topham Beauclerk. She was a talented amateur artist who supplied designs to Wedgwood, usually in the form of Bacchanalian Boys, and these designs were then interpreted into bas-reliefs Her designs were much admired by Horace Walpole. Her work is similar to that of Elizabeth Lady Templetown, and three medallion subjects and one large plaque featuring her designs appear in the 1787 Ornamental Ware Catalogue issued by the Wedgwood factory.


Lady Diana Beauclerk, © Wedgwood Museum

Lady Diana Beauclerk
© Wedgwood Museum