A Woman with an Ostrich, by Francesco Cipper, called Il Todeschini (1670-1736).

Oil on canvas, 70cm by 53.5cm.

An allegory of Stupidity.

The painting, with its pair PIC606, was part of a bequest from James, 2nd Baron Newlands to William, 5th Marquess of Exeter (1876-1956).

Lord Newlands was married to Lord Exeter’s Aunt Mary, daughter of William Alleyne, 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895).


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