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The 6th Earl of Exeter, when a Child, pulling Fortune by the Hair, Pietro Liberi (1605-1687).

Oil on canvas, 92.5cm by 108cm.

This painting was commissioned by the 5th Earl of Exeter when his son was styled Lord Burghley. It appears in the 1688 Inventory, p. 29: ” My Ladyes Dressing Roome….3 pictures over the doores, Ld Burghley pulling fortune, prudence and fortune and one embracing fortune”.

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 248

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