Elizabeth Burnet

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth Burnet, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1707 - NPG 5751 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth Burnet

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1707
41 in. x 30 1/8 in. (1041 mm x 765 mm)
Purchased, 1984
Primary Collection
NPG 5751


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  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1672 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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Elizabeth Burnet's book, A Method of Devotion (1709) ran to several editions. The third wife of the Bishop of Salisbury, Gilbert Burnet, she left her considerable fortune to her charities which included a hospital at Worcester and a school for poor children. Kneller's is the only known portrait type and was engraved in 1709 as the frontispiece to an account of her life.

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