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John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu
by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1731 (1709)
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 10 3/4 in. (368 mm x 272 mm) paper size
- 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 1681 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG 3219: John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu (after)
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