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William, Lord Cavendish, later 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640/1-1707), by Louis du Guernier (1614-1659).

Oval 6.1cm, in a rectangular dark-stained fruitwood veneer frame. Signed and dated 1658.

The sitter, shown in full armour, reflecting his martial interests, was the eldest son of the 3rd Earl and Countess of Devonshire. The miniature is listed in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule, an immense bequest from the Countess to her only daughter, (and his sister), Anne, Countess of Exeter: ‘A picture of the present Earle of Devonshire done in ffrance’.


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