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Portrait of Anne Cavendish, wife of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).

Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.

Lady Anne Cavendish (1649-1704), was the only daughter of William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire and widow of Charles, Lord Rich. She married the 5th Earl of Exeter in 1670 and accompanied him on three of his four Grand Tours, enthusiastically helping him to add to the Burghley Collection.

1763 Inventory (9th Earl’s hand) “the brown dining room….. [following an entry for the portrait of the 5th Earl]…..Anne, his wife, daughter William Duke of Devonshire “.





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