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Portrait of a Child said to be Lady Georgianna Cecil, Circle of Wybrand de Geest (1592-1660).

Oil on panel, 87.5cm by 62cm. Inscribed u.r: AETATIS 2¼ /Ao 1617.

Georgianna was the only child of Thomas, 1st Earl of Exeter (1542-1622) and his second wife, Frances Brydges. In the 18th Century, the 9th Earl noted that this portrait was of her, adding that Anne of Denmark, the wife of James I was her Godmother. However, there is now less certainty as to the identity of the child. The artist, from Friesland in the north west Netherlands, was the most important portrait painter of the area and painted many portraits of well-to-do citizens of his day.

 

REFERENCE: PIC206

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