1 of 8 portraits of William Kent
by William Aikman
oil on canvas, circa 1723-1725
77 1/2 in. x 40 7/8 in. (1971 mm x 1039 mm)
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- William Kent (1685?-1748), Architect, painter and landscape gardener. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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Aikman's portrait was painted for Lord Castlemaine for the overmantel in the Great Hall of Wanstead in Essex, his magnificent Palladian house which is long since demolished. The hall ceiling, representing the Times of Day, was decorated by Kent and he is shown holding his palette and brushes.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 351