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George Frideric Handel

4 of 4 portraits on display at Handel House Museum, London

George Frideric Handel, by Francis Kyte, 1742 - NPG 2152 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Frideric Handel

by Francis Kyte
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1742
7 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (194 mm x 168 mm)
Bequeathed by William Barclay Squire, 1927
Primary Collection
NPG 2152


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  • Francis Kyte (active 1710-died 1744), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 32 portraits.

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A rare work by Francis Kyte, signed and dated, but apparently a copy, as indicated by the traces of squaring beneath the paint. The portrait relates to Houbraken's engraving. 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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