© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland
by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 18th century
6 3/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (162 mm x 98 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Johann Sebastian Müller (circa 1715-1792), Engraver and botanist. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1680 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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