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Aubrey de Vere succeeded to his title as 20th and last Earl of Oxford when he was only five years old (his father was killed in the Dutch army in the Low Countries), but he continued to live his childhood in Friesland. He married the 10-year old Anne Bayning in 1647 in London. This match alleviated his financial difficulties, but by 1654 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London accused of conspiring against the protectorate.
oil on canvas
H 76 x W 63.5 cm
on loan from the Trustees of Antony