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A Miniature of Lord Thomas Cecil (1797-1873), by William Egley (1798-1870).

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 was the younger brother of Brownlow, 2nd Marquess of Exeter (1795-1867). In 1838 he married Lady Sophia Lennox (1809-1902).

Egley’s miniature of her, also painted in 1842 is a pair to this: MIN0096.

William Egley, despite the discouragement of his father and with no artistic training, eventually became an accomplished and much sought after miniaturist.


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