Unknown man, formerly known as John Aislabie

1 portrait of John Aislabie

Unknown man, formerly known as John Aislabie, by Unknown artist, circa 1720 - NPG 1754 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Unknown man, formerly known as John Aislabie

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1720
16 3/4 in. x 15 1/4 in. (425 mm x 387 mm)
Purchased, 1915
Primary Collection
NPG 1754

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  • John Aislabie (1670-1742), Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

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This picture does not appear to represent the same person as the only certain portrait of John Aislabie. The sitter looks about thirty and the wig suggests a date c.1720. The artist would seem to be working in the tradition of Sir Godfrey Kneller but it is not possible to be more precise.

More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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