A Portrait of Letitia Townshend, by John Powell, (after Thomas Hudson 1701-1779).

Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.

Letitia Townshend (1726-1756) was a great heiress, the daughter of Horatio Townshend of Norfolk (c1683-1751) and the first wife of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793), to whom she was married in 1748.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the Brown dining room …Brownlow, ye 9th Earl of Exeter by Hudson, Letitia his wife daughter to Horatio Townshend esqre.’


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