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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.

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’.


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