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

Artist associated with 32 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
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1742
On display at Handel House Museum, London
NPG 2152

D1800

John Dryden

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

D1801

John Dryden

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

D26773

Worthies of Britain

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

D31251

Matthew Prior

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

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

D3606

John Locke

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

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

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

D3975

Matthew Prior

by Francis Kyte, after Jonathan Richardson
mezzotint
NPG D3975

D5215

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

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

D2561

Edmond Halley

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

D38068

Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield

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

D1442

William Chillingworth

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

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

D1443

Worthies of Britain

by Francis Kyte
mezzotint, after 1725
NPG D1443

D27629

John Sturges

by and published by Francis Kyte, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1733
NPG D27629

D4075

John Sturges

by Francis Kyte, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1733
NPG D4075