John, 5th Earl of Exeter, by Peter Cross, signed with initials and dated 1677.

Three-quarters dexter, with long chestnut coloured hair, wearing half armour, gold brocade sleeves and a white lace jabot, dark background, oval 8.6cm, gilt frame with scroll surmount   John, 5th Earl of Exeter (c.1648-1700), succeeded his father in 1678. In 1670 he married Lady Anne Cavendish (c.1648-1703), widow of Charles Rich and daughter of William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire, brother of Colonel Charles Cavendish.


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