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Georgina Sophia, Lady Burghley, later Marchioness of Exeter, by William Egley.

Painted on ivory, rectangular with an arched top, in a gilt-metal mount and frame, inscribed and dated 1848 on the reverse, 11.4cm.

In 1848, the year in which the miniature was painted, Lady Georgina Pakenham (1827-1909) married William Alleyne, later 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895).
William Egley (1798-1870), despite the discouragement of his father and with no artistic training, eventually became an accomplished and much sought after miniaturist.


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