Sir John Vanbrugh

1 portrait

Sir John Vanbrugh, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published 1762 - NPG D7524 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1762
6 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (172 mm x 132 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 9 in. (300 mm x 230 mm) paper size
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NPG D7524

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In this print, after portrait by Godfrey Kneller, Vanbrugh holds a pair of compasses that hint at his skill as an architect. He wears the medal of an officer of the College of Arms, where coats of arms are recorded. This position confirmed Vanbrugh's status as a gentleman.