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Vertue, George, 1684-1756.
[Edward Courtney, Earl of Devonshire]
[England, between 1720 and 1756?]
1 drawing: port. ; 17 x 12.4 cm.
Drawing that was later used for an engraving published in: Anecdotes of painting in England, with some account of the principal artists / by Mr. Horace Walpole. Strawberry Hill : Printed by Thomas Farmer at Strawberry-Hill, MDCCLXII [1762], v.1, opp. p. 128. | The engraving which is based on this drawing states: "from an original by Sr. Antonio More at the Duke of Bedford's at Woburn." Cf. Anecdotes of painting.
Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library / by Allen T. Hazen. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1969, no. 3664
Drawing of Edward Courtney, first Earl of Devonshire, standing in front of a ruined tower.
Purchased by Horace Walpole from Vertue's widow. Sold to Evans at the Strawberry Hill sale, viii.122. Purchased by Wilmarth S. Lewis from Drake, December 1949.
  •  Devonshire, Edward Courtenay, Earl of, 1526-1556 - Portraits.
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  •  Artists - British - Portraits.
  • Crayon drawings - British - 18th century.
  • Graphite drawings - British - 18th century.
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  •  Mor, Anthonis, ca. 1517-1576 or 7 artist.
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