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A Lady, called Venetia Stanley, by Peter Oliver, circa 1620.

Venetia Stanley as a bride, with long and flowing brown hair, wearing a low-cut multi-coloured embroidered white dress trimmed with lace, black string necklace, pearl earrings, blue background, gold edge, oval 5.5cm, red lacquered wood frame.

Provenance: Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, nee Cecil, her will, proved 13th November 1690 (‘A Picture of the Lady Venetia Stanley’), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.

Thence by descent.

This miniature, with the exception of the jewelled cross about the sitter’s neck, is a mirror version of a miniature, signed John Hoskins, in the Royal Collection.


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