William Alleyne, Lord Burghley, and his younger brother, Lord Brownlow Cecil, by Henry Pierce Bone (1779-1855).

Lord Burghley, later 3rd Marquess of Exeter (1825-1895), is shown dressed in black, his brother, Lord Brownlow Cecil (1827-1905),  in red, both in Van Dyck costume. The miniature is signed, inscribed and dated 1836 on the reverse.

The artist trained with his father, the noted enamel painter Henry Bone (1755-1834), but then worked for some years in oils. However, he later reverted to enamels and became enamel painter to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.


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