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Portrait of Baptist, 3rd Earl of Gainsborough (1684-1714), John Baptist Closterman (active 1690-1713).

Oil on canvas, oval 73.7cm by 61cm.

Painted for the Honourable Order of Little Bedlam; acquired circa 1688-90 by John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter, as a fellow member of the Little Bedlam Club. The greyhound, the Earl of Gainsborough’s animal avatar required for membership of the club, bears his name upon its collar.





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