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43 Portraits in set: The Kit-cat Club portraits: paintings by Sir Godfrey Kneller, circa 1697-1721

These portraits are of a group of influential men pledged to uphold the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 and the Protestant succession. Founded by Somers, the Lord Chancellor and the publisher Tonson, the club began meeting in Christopher Cat's tavern near Temple Bar, and took its name from his mutton pies known as Kit-cats. Members included Whig MPs and landowners as well as writers. The artist, Kneller, adopted a standard 'kit-cat' format of 36 x 28 inches instead of the standard 30 x 25 inches for the portraits. In the 1730s they hung in a special room which Tonson junior had built at his house at Barn Elms.

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3204

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1697
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3204

3196

John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1700s
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3196

3197

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1700-1712
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3197

3206

Edmund Dunch

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1700s
NPG 3206

3201

Charles Dartiquenave

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1702)
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3201

3193

Joseph Addison

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1712
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3193

3210

Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1705
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3210

3211

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1710
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3211

3221

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3221

3224

Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1703
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3224

3231

Sir John Vanbrugh

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1704-1710
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3231

3200

Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1715
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3200

3203

John Dormer

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3203

3207

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1705
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3207

3208

Sir Samuel Garth

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3208

3225

James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3225

3228

George Stepney

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1708
On display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3228

3229

John Tidcomb

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1705-1710
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3229

3214

Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1706-1711
On display at Royal Military School of Music, London
NPG 3214

3218

Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1707
On display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 3218