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Portrait of John, 6th Earl of Exeter when a Boy, Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).

Oil on canvas, 162.6cm by 124.5cm.

1688 Inventory p. 15, : “Chappell Chamber…..Ld Burghley’s picture over ye chimney in a guilt frame by Kneller.”

John Cecil (1674-1721), was styled Lord Burghley until his accession to the earldom in 1700, which was occasioned by the death of his father just outside Paris whilst returning from his fourth Grand Tour.

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 519

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