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Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin
by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1732 (circa 1710-1712)
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (350 mm x 254 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- 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 1679 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- NPG D2444: Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin (from same plate)
- NPG D20160: Francis Godolphin, 2nd Earl of Godolphin (from same plate)
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