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

Oval 5.4cm, in a rectangular dark-stained fruitwood veneer frame.

The miniature appears in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule which records an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter: ‘a picture of the late Earle of Exeter in a black fframe’. He was the father-in-law of Anne.

REFERENCE: MIN0022

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