Oil on canvas, 119.4cm by 94cm.
Lady Anne (1734-1785), was the youngest child of Brownlow, 8th Earl of Exeter (1701-1754) and his wife Hannah Sophia, née Chambers, and sister of Brownlow, 9th Earl (1725-1793).
The 1763 Burghley Inventory records the portrait thus: ‘The Marble Hall….Lady Ann (sic) Cecil by Hudson,’ where it remains to this day.
The artist, born in Poland, was the son of a painter of the same name.
Despite receiving court commissions, he is not considered to be one of the premier portraitists of the day.