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Portrait of John 4th Earl of Exeter (1628-1677) with his first wife, Frances Manners, Follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

Oil on canvas, 127cm by 152.4cm.

In 1643, during the Civil War, the 4th Earl of Exeter was a boy of fifteen when Parliamentarian forces attacked Burghley where Viscount Campden and a troop of Royalist cavalry were known to have sought refuge.

He later married Lady Frances Manners (1636-1660), daughter of John, 8th Earl of Rutland. The 4th Earl and Countess of Exeter were the parents of John, 5th Earl, one of the two great collectors at Burghley.



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