A Portrait of Lady Anne Cecil, daughter of William, 2nd Earl of Salisbury (1591-1668), after Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641).

Oil on canvas.

Lady Anne Cecil (1612-1637), was the first wife of Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (1602-1668).

She was also the older sister of Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), whose enormous bequest of 1690 to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1648-1700), so enriched the Burghley Collections. 

The portrait is a copy of the figure of the countess taken from van Dyck’s double portrait of her with her husband, which is at Petworth House, West Sussex.


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