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Portrait of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, (1591-1668), Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680).

Oil on canvas, 113cm by 95.25cm.

The 2nd Earl of Salisbury was the grandson of William Cecil, Lord Burghley and the maternal grandfather of Anne, wife of the 5th Earl of Exeter. The 1690 Devonshire Schedule, which details Anne’s remarkable inheritance from her mother, Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, lists under ‘Oyle colour Pictures…….A picture of the late Earle of Salisbury in a Carv’d fframe’.



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