The Earls of Essex, their wives and children

Portrait of William Capel, 3rd Earl of Essex

William, 3rd Earl of Essex (c. 1697-1748)

Previously attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller

Oil on canvas 75.1 x 62.8 cm (29 1/2 x 24 3/4 in)

John Wootton's A View of Cassiobury gives us some insight into the world of the 3rd Earl. It depicts in the foreground members of the Essex family and their friends set against a vista of Cassiobury Park.