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Portrait of the Hon. William Cecil, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt. (1646-1723).

Oil on canvas, 124cm by 99cm.

William Cecil was the second son of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700). He was sometimes referred to as William Cecil of Snape, for the Cecil property, Snape Castle in North Yorkshire, which his father had restored after several years of neglect, and where William usually resided. He died unmarried in 1715.





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