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Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

(1646-1723), Portrait painter

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist associated with 1678 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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James Vernon, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 2963

James Vernon

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

James Vernon, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 5226

James Vernon

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

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 5225

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1678)
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5225

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 1430

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham

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

Unknown man, formerly known as William Russell, Lord Russell, possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 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

King James II, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 666

King James II

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

King James II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 6277

King James II

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

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 1779

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

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

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 3794

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1685
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3794

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 4033

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester

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

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 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

Anthony Leigh, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 1280

Anthony Leigh

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

Queen Anne, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 1616

Queen Anne

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

Thomas Betterton, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 752

Thomas Betterton

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (circa 1690-1695)
On display at Bath Preservation Trust, Avon
NPG 752

Sir Anthony Deane, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 2124

Sir Anthony Deane

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

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 143

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1690-1695
NPG 143

Grinling Gibbons, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 2925

Grinling Gibbons

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

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 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

John Howe, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 265

John Howe

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

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 553

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1690
NPG 553

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