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Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist associated with 1673 portraits
Portrait painter. German-born but Dutch trained, he settled in England in 1676. Kneller was the greatest master of the English baroque portrait. As Court painter to four sovereigns, he dominated English art for more than thirty years.

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2963

James Vernon

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1677
On display in the Smoking Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 2963

5226

James Vernon

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1677)
NPG 5226

5225

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1678)
NPG 5225

1430

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1680?)
NPG 1430

202

Unknown man, formerly known as William Russell, Lord Russell

possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1680)
NPG 202

666

King James II

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1684
NPG 666

6277

King James II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
watercolour on vellum, (1684-1685)
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6277

1779

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (circa 1685-1686)
NPG 1779

3794

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1685
NPG 3794

4033

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1685
On display at
NPG 4033

1424

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1685)
On display on Floor 1: Saloon at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1424

1280

Anthony Leigh

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1689
NPG 1280

1616

Queen Anne

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1690
NPG 1616

752

Thomas Betterton

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1690s)
On display at Bath Preservation Trust, Avon
NPG 752

2124

Sir Anthony Deane

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1690
NPG 2124

2925

Grinling Gibbons

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (circa 1690)
NPG 2925

800

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1690-1695
On display in the Dressing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 800

265

John Howe

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1690s)
NPG 265

553

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, late 17th or early 18th century
NPG 553

4941

Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1690
On display at
NPG 4941