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Anne, Countess of Pembroke (Lady Anne Clifford)

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'Lady Anne Clifford', diarist and landowner, led a colourful life dominated by her fight for possession of the estates left by her father, George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland. She was married, unhappily, first to Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset and secondly to Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke. She finally inherited most of the Clifford property when her cousin died in 1643, and she spent her remaining years restoring and rebuilding the castles and churches on her extensive lands in the north of England.

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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    75.6 x 62.9 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Given by Sir George Scharf, 1875


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