A miniature of William Alleyne, Lord Burghley, by William Egley, signed, inscribed and dated 1848.

William Alleyne (1825-1895), portrayed here in the year of his marriage to Lady Georgina Sophia Pakenham, succeeded his father as 3rd Marquess of Exeter in 1867. The artist William Egley (1798-1870), received no professional training, but exhibited widely throughout his life, including at the Royal Academy. He was considered to be particularly successful in his portrayal of children.

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