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A Miniature of Lady Sophia Cecil (1793-1823), English School, circa 1815.

Oval, on ivory in a gilt-metal mount and frame, 9cm.

Lady Sophia was the eldest child and only daughter of Henry, 10th Earl of Exeter (1754-1804) and his second wife Sarah Hoggins.

Lady Sophia was a talented artist who, between the years 1816 and 1822, drew many of the rooms and their contents at Burghley.

She also drew many of the outer facades of the House, which are a much valued record of Burghley as it was in the early 19th Century.


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