© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
by William Bond, after Thomas Uwins, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1817 (circa 1695)
15 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (391 mm x 272 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Bond (active 1772-1827), Engraver. Artist associated with 55 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1681 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Thomas Uwins (1782-1857), Painter. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
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