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John, 4th Earl of Exeter (1628-1678), by John Hoskins (1590-1665), signed with initials and dated 1647.

Three-quarters sinister, with brown hair falling to his shoulders, wearing a black doublet with a lawn collar tied with tassels, blue background, oval 5.4cm, rectangular dark-stained fruitwood veneer frame.

Provenance: Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, nee Cecil, her will, proved 13th November 1690 (‘a picture of the late Earle of Exeter in a black fframe’), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.

Thence by descent


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