Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun

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Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1707 - NPG 3218 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1707
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by The Art Fund, 1945
Primary Collection
NPG 3218


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  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1673 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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Subject to little control after his father's death in 1677, Mohun fought his first duel in 1692 and a few days later was involved in the brutal murder of the actor Mountfort. The whole fashionable world attended his trial at which he was acquitted. He at once resumed his former life: in 1694 he fought a duel with Francis Scolele, who tried to prevent his brutal assault upon a coachman, and in 1697 he stabbed and killed Captain Hill in a drunken brawl. He was saved by the king's pardon, and, when he mortally wounded Captain Coote in 1698, was once more tried and acquitted. He finally met his end in a duel with the Duke of Hamilton in Hyde Park, but not before killing his opponent with a stab of his shortened sword as the latter bent over him.

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