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English school image, c.1700, of William Fermor, 1st Baron Leominster - £5000 at John Nicholson's.

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Cut and mounted as a pendant in the 19th century, it was engraved to the verso William Fermor Lord Lempster.

William Fermor (1648-1711) was an English politician and peer who today is famous for rebuilding the mansion house at Easton Neston near Towcester and planning its gardens. The Arundel marbles, now in the Ashmolean, were among his purchases for the property.

Estimated at £250-500 at the auction on May 22, it sold for £5000 online.