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Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1715
35 3/4 in. x 28 in. (908 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3197

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Signed, below left GK (monogram).

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The Kit-Cat Club portrait. The staff may indicate Carlisle’s appointment as first commissioner of the treasury in 1715, although the painting may have been left unfinished and the right hand and staff added, as is suggested by the difference in quality between the painting of face and hand.

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Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 54-55 as c.1700-10.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.131 as c.1712.

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Beningbrough 1979–.

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J. Faber II 1732 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/15), the dark tip shown on his staff does not appear in the painting.


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.

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