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The Crucifixion, by a Follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641).

Oil on canvas, 56cm by 38cm.

The words ‘Brought to Burghley from Deeping, 1917’, are written on the stretcher.

This suggests that the painting came to Burghley on the death of Isabella Whichcote, the Dowager Marchioness of Exeter, widow of Brownlow, 4th Marquess (1849-1898).

She lived in Deeping in later life and died in that year.

She was the only child of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th Baronet, of Aswarby Park, which was her home in the early years of her marriage to the then Lord Burghley.

Several small items in the collection, notably porcelain, are marked I.Exeter, Aswarby.


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