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Francis Kyte

(active 1710-died 1744), Engraver and portrait painter

Artist associated with 33 portraits
For the first twenty years of Francis Kyte's career, he worked as a mezzotint engraver; during the 1740s, he painted portraits. The mezzotints were made after portraits of well-known figures, such as Elizabeth I (after Nicholas Hilliard), Henrietta, Countess of Godolphin and Harriet, Duchess of Newcastle (both after Sir Godfrey Kneller). He worked for publisher Edward Cooper and later also for John Bowles.

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George Frideric Handel, by Francis Kyte - NPG 2152

George Frideric Handel

by Francis Kyte
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1742
On display at Handel House Museum, London
NPG 2152

John Dryden, by Francis Kyte, after  John Closterman - NPG D1800

John Dryden

by Francis Kyte, after John Closterman
mezzotint, (circa 1690)
NPG D1800

John Dryden, by Francis Kyte, after  John Closterman - NPG D1801

John Dryden

by Francis Kyte, after John Closterman
mezzotint, (circa 1690)
NPG D1801

Worthies of Britain, by Francis Kyte, published by  John Bowles - NPG D26773

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte, published by John Bowles
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D26773

Matthew Prior, by Francis Kyte, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D31251

Matthew Prior

by Francis Kyte, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint, early to mid 18th century
NPG D31251

Henrietta Pelham-Holles (née Godolphin), Duchess of Newcastle, by Francis Kyte, published by  John Bowles, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D31314

Henrietta Pelham-Holles (née Godolphin), Duchess of Newcastle

by Francis Kyte, published by John Bowles, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D31314

Henrietta Pelham-Holles (née Godolphin), Duchess of Newcastle, by Francis Kyte, published by  John Bowles, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D45782

Henrietta Pelham-Holles (née Godolphin), Duchess of Newcastle

by Francis Kyte, published by John Bowles, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D45782

John Locke, by Francis Kyte, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D3606

John Locke

by Francis Kyte, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D3606

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough, by Francis Kyte, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D27378

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough

by Francis Kyte, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D27378

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough, by Francis Kyte, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D27379

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough

by Francis Kyte, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D27379

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough, by Francis Kyte, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38242

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough

by Francis Kyte, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D38242

Matthew Prior, by Francis Kyte, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D3975

Matthew Prior

by Francis Kyte, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint
NPG D3975

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough, by Francis Kyte, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D5215

Henrietta ('Harriet') Godolphin (née Churchill), Duchess of Marlborough

by Francis Kyte, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D5215

Edmond Halley, by Francis Kyte, after  Thomas Murray - NPG D2561

Edmond Halley

by Francis Kyte, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, (1712)
NPG D2561

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, by Francis Kyte, sold by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D38068

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

by Francis Kyte, sold by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1714 (1712)
NPG D38068

William Chillingworth, by Francis Kyte, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1442

William Chillingworth

by Francis Kyte, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1724 or after
NPG D1442

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont), by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by  John Bowles - NPG D20292

'Worthies of Britain' (Edmund Spenser; Geoffrey Chaucer; John Fletcher; Francis Beaumont)

by Francis Kyte, printed and sold by John Bowles
mezzotint, circa 1725-1745
NPG D20292

Worthies of Britain, by Francis Kyte - NPG D1443

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte
mezzotint, after 1725
NPG D1443

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