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John Tidcomb (1642-1713), Army Officer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Born to humble parents in Wiltshire, John Tidcomb nevertheless gained a degree at Oxford University and became a captain in the army in 1685. Three years later he was involved in an army conspiracy against James II, which led to William and Mary becoming King and Queen. After this he rose quickly through the ranks, serving in Ireland, Portugal and elsewhere. He was also highly regarded for his wit, and was a member of the Kit-Cat Club.

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John Tidcomb

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3229


John Tidcomb

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D33124


John Tidcomb

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D39606

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