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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork (1694-1753), Patron of the arts

Sitter in 10 portraits
Architect and patron of the arts, Burlington's profound architectural knowledge and position in society made him the arbiter of English architectural taste. He promoted the Palladian style, a reaction against the Baroque, inspired by the work of Palladio and Inigo Jones. An early patron of Handel, he encouraged the production of Italian opera in London. He was called 'The Apollo of the Arts', according to Horace Walpole.

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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1717-1719
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1701 (circa 1700)
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1701 (circa 1700)
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1701 (circa 1700)
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1701 (circa 1700)
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1734
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1734 (1716)
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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork

by William Camden Edwards, published by John Samuel Murray, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
etching, published 1830
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