Lavinia Spencer, Countess Spencer

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Lavinia Spencer
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Lavinia, Countess Spencer by Joshua Reynolds
Born 1762
Died 1831
Nationality United Kingdom

Lavinia Spencer Bingham (1762 – 1831) became a countess when she married George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer. She was a British illustrator.

She was the daughter of Charles Bingham, 1st Earl of Lucan, and the painter Margaret Bingham. She married the Earl Spencer on 6 March 1781, and they had nine children.


Her drawing A Pinch of Snuff was included in the 1905 book Women Painters of the World'.[1] She is known for engravings made after her drawings by the engraver Marino Bovi.

Her nine children:

Georgiana Charlotte (Henry Pierce Bone)


  1. ^ Women painters of the world, from the time of Caterina Vigri, 1413-1463, to Rosa Bonheur and the present day, by Walter Shaw Sparrow, The Art and Life Library, Hodder & Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, London, 1905