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Colonel The Hon. Charles Cavendish, English School, circa 1640.

With long brown hair, wearing full armour and a lace-edged lawn collar, grey background, oval 8cm, rectangular dark-stained fruitwood veneer frame. Charles Cavendish, brother of William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire, died at Gainsborough in 1643.

Provenance: Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, nee Cecil, her will, proved 13th November 1690 (‘a picture of Collonell Charles Cavendish by Hoskins’), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.

Thence by descent.


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