© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1699-1700)
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 252
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 253
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 563
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