© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, circa 1740 (circa 1704-1710)
14 3/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. (374 mm x 240 mm) paper size (trimmed to platemark)
Given by Mrs Foden, 1948
- Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 433 portraits.
- John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1679 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG 5719: Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (after)
- NPG D31388: Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (from same plate)
- NPG D20415: Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (from same plate)
- NPG D42879: Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (from same plate)
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