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Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645-1712), Financier

Sitter in 16 portraits
As a statesman and financier, Godolphin's expertise and loyalty were crucial to the Duke of Marlborough's success in the war against France. Appointed a Lord of the Treasury in 1679 and First Lord in 1684, he was made Lord High Treasurer on the accession of Queen Anne but was dismissed in 1710. A cautious, capable and flexible man, according to Charles II he was 'never in the way and never out of the way'.

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1800

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 18th century (circa 1704-1710)
NPG 1800

5719

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
NPG 5719

D11015

The Lords Regent of England

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1695 or after
NPG D11015

D2441

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by and sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1707 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D2441

D2442

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by and sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1707 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D2442

D11670

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by and sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1707 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D11670

D31388

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1740 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D31388

D34582

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1740 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D34582

D17264

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Henry Bone, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pen and ink, circa 1790-1834 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D17264

D42879

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1730s
NPG D42879

D20415

Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1746 (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D20415

D39372

House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D39372

D14174

House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D14174

D39373

House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D39373

D40331

House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D40331