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Portrait of Lady Dorothy Neville, (1549-1608), Circle of Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661).

Oil on panel, 78.7cm by 60.3cm.

Dorothy was the first wife of Thomas, Ist Earl of Exeter (1542-1622), with whom she had thirteen children, nine of whom, most unusually for the time, survived to adulthood. She was the daughter of John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer and on his death in 1577, she inherited substantial estates in Yorkshire, including that of Snape Castle.

REFERENCE: PIC216

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