A Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Aislabie, by Enoch Seeman the Younger (1694-1745).

Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.

Lady Elizabeth Aislabie (1706-1733), was the daughter of John, 6th Earl of Exeter (1674-1721).

She married William Aislabie of Studeley Royal in 1722. SEE PIC075.

The 1738 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Lady Exeter’s Dressing Room….a Picture of Lady Betty Aislaby, 1 qr & half long, qr & 2 Inches broad; half Length.’

The Lady Exeter referred to was Hannah Sophia, 8th Countess of Exeter (1702-1765), and sister-in-law of the sitter.

Enoch Seeman the Younger was born into a family of painters in Danzig (now Gdansk).

In 1704 his father, also Enoch, brought him to London where he was to become a painter at the Court of George II and Queen Caroline, whose coronation portraits he painted.


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