© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1707
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by the Art Fund, 1945
- George Stepney (1663-1707), Diplomat. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1680 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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