by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1707
41 in. x 30 1/8 in. (1041 mm x 765 mm)
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- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1674 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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Elizabeth Burnet's book, A Method of Devotion (1709) ran to several editions. The third wife of the Bishop of Salisbury, Gilbert Burnet, she left her considerable fortune to her charities which included a hospital at Worcester and a school for poor children. Kneller's is the only known portrait type and was engraved in 1709 as the frontispiece to an account of her life.