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Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork; Lady Jane Boyle

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1700-1725, based on a work of circa 1700
14 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (375 mm x 248 mm)
NPG 2495

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NPG 2495 is an early copy of the right-hand portion of Kneller's canvas, c.1700, of the sitter and his sisters. [1] It seems to be based on John Smith's mezzotint of 1701 after Kneller (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 1878-83, 53). It is the same size but lacks the urn on top of the column.

Footnotesback to top

1) At Chatsworth. Exhibited 'Sir Godfrey Kneller', 1971, pp 29-30, reproduced.

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Grey wig; green coat, scarlet drapery lined with pink over his right arm; his sister, kneeling beneath his outstretched left arm, holds a basket of flowers; in the background a terrace and column with fountain at the end of a curving wall; a greyhound(?) left foreground.

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Good.

Provenanceback to top

Received, 1931, by bequest with a miniature of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (NPG 2494) under the will of Edmund Montagu Boyle, [1] subject to the life interest of his sister Mrs G. O. Quin.

1) Will proved 21 January 1886; Scharf sketched both, 24 February 1888, NPG picture dossier.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.

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