Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle (1669-1718), General
‘He was a tolerably good-looking man, well made on a small scale, hiding under the curls of a vast blonde perruque a wine stain he had on one cheek’ (anon. contemporary, see M. Grew, William Bentinck and William III, 1924).
‘beautiful in his person; open and free in his Conversation; very expensive in his Manner of Living; about Thirty Years old’ (J. Macky, Characters of the Court of Great Britain, 1733).
This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.