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Probably William Kent

3 of 8 portraits of William Kent

Probably William Kent, by Bartholomew Dandridge, circa 1736 - NPG 1557 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Probably William Kent

by Bartholomew Dandridge
oil on canvas, circa 1736
35 in. x 28 1/4 in. (889 mm x 718 mm)
Purchased, 1909
Primary Collection
NPG 1557


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  • William Kent (1685?-1748), Architect. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.

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This signed portrait by Bartholomew Dandridge is the smaller of two versions. It is thought to represent the architect and landscape gardener, William Kent, on the basis of likeness and the depiction of book, plan and monument in the other version (not National Portrait Gallery). 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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