© National Portrait Gallery, London
studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (1677)
29 3/4 in. x 25 in. (756 mm x 635 mm)
Bequeathed by Iris Harriet Wilson (née Dashwood), 1978
- James Vernon (1646-1727), Secretary of State. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1679 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG 2963: James Vernon (source portrait)
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