The Madonna del Prato, Blois School, circa 1670, after Raphael.

The seated Virgin wearing a red and blue gown watching the Christ child take the thin cross proffered by the infant John the Baptist, extensive landscape background, enamel, rectangular with corners cut, 8cm, filigree mount, rectangular wood frame.

Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, née Cecil, her will, proved 13th November 1690: A picture of our Lady our Saviour and St. John the Inner fframe Gold the Outer fframe black Ebony by petito), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.

Thence by descent.


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