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Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin
by Henry Bone, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
pen and ink, circa 1790-1834 (circa 1704-1710)
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (88 mm x 65 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG 5719: Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (after)
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