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A Portrait of Lady Anne Cecil, attributed to Enoch Seeman (1694-1745).

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.


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