BEHNES, William
(b. ca. 1785, London, d. 1864, London)

Bust of George Henry Fitzroy

Marble, height 72 cm
Private collection

The head and shoulders portrait bust of George Henry Fitzroy, 4th Duke of Grafton (1760-1844) shows the sitter dressed in a toga. As Lord Euston he was MP for Thetford from 1782 to 1784. In 1784, with William Pitt, he was elected as MP for Cambridge University, and held this seat until 1811, when he succeeded to the peerage.