Painted on ivory, rectangular, in a gilt-metal mount and frame, signed, inscribed and dated 1842 on the reverse; in a fitted maroon leather case, 7.5cm.
Lord Thomas Cecil (1797-1873) was the younger brother of Brownlow, 2nd Marquess of Exeter (1795-1867). In 1838 he married Lady Sophia Lennox (1809-1902) and the miniature appears to be a companion to that of Lady Sophia, also painted in 1842 by the same artist. (MIN0078).
William Egley (1798-1870), despite the discouragement of his father and with no artistic training, eventually became an accomplished and much sought after miniaturist.