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Portrait of William, 3rd Earl of Devonshire (1617-1684), Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680).

Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.

The Earl was the father of Anne, wife of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700). His wife’s bequest to their only daughter, on her death in 1689, comprised the entire contents of her private suite of rooms at Chatsworth and represented a magnificent inheritance.

1690 Deed of Gift: “Oyle Colour pictures…A picture of the late Earle of Devonshire in a Carv,d fframe”.

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 085

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