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William, Lord Cavendish, later 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640/1-1707), by Louis du Guernier, signed and dated 1658.

With curling fair hair falling to his shoulders, wearing full armour and a lace jabot tied with a black bow, and a blue sash, oval 6.1cm, rectangular dark-stained fruitwood veneer frame.

Provenance: Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire, nee Cecil, her will, proved 13th November 1690 (‘A picture of the present Earle of Devonshire done in ffrance’), by whom given to her daughter, Anne, Countess of Exeter.

Thence by descent.


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