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Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1735 (circa 1706-1711)
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 252 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Sitter associated with 30 portraits, Artist associated with 1678 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG D19209: Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D19251: Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG 3214: Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (after)
- NPG D33091: Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (from same plate)
- NPG D3439: Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (from same plate)
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