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Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726), Architect and dramatist

Sitter in 11 portraits
John Vanbrugh was a playwright, architect, soldier and garden designer. His landscapes at Stowe House, Claremont and Castle Howard combined the straight lines and geometrical flowerbeds of seventeenth-century garden design with new experiments in open views. An accomplished architect, Vanbrugh included temples, monuments and mausoleums in his gardens, many of which were based on Greek and Roman prototypes.

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3231

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1704-1710
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3231

1568

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Thomas Murray
oil on canvas, circa 1718
NPG 1568

D14566

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D14566

D27350

Sir John Vanbrugh

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1715
NPG D27350

D11513

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1715
NPG D11513

D27349

Sir John Vanbrugh

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27349

D33121

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1733
NPG D33121

D7524

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1762
NPG D7524

D2930

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Benjamin Wyon, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
bronze medal, 1855
NPG D2930

D19604

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (circa 1704-1710)
NPG D19604

D20308

Sir John Vanbrugh

by John Simon, published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1715
NPG D20308