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Portrait of Hannah Sophia Chambers, wife of Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter, Maria Verelst (1680-1744).

Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.

Hannah Sophia (c.1702-1765), who married the 8th Earl in 1724, was the daughter and co-heiress of the Derby foundry owner Thomas Chambers. Her substantial inheritance revived the family fortunes which had been depleted by the 5th Earl on four Grand Tours.

1738 Inventory, p. 82, as by Verett; “This Lord by Richardson…..His Lady, by Mr Varett.”



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