In 1939, Sir Cecil De Salis wrote that “the pictures of our ancestors … which range from 1460 to 1900 and cover sixteen generations, are copies of portraits made by the order of my grandmother [Henrietta (née Foster)] in 1820. Most of the originals are in Switzerland.”* Images of many of the portraits from his collection are reproduced here – click on the link:

* Cecil and Rachel De Salis, Notes of Past Days (Henley-on-Thames, 1939) p. 154.

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