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Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

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Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1713 -NPG 3198 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1713
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3198

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Signed, bottom right: GK (in monogram).

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The Kit-Cat Club portrait. According to the contemporary label on the frame, describing him as Sir Richard Temple, NPG 3198 was painted before he became Baron Cobham in 1714.
A pen and ink copy by Edward Byng is in the British Museum. [1]

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1) E. Croft-Murray & P. Hulton, British Museum, Catalogue of British Drawings: XVI and XVII centuries, 1960, p 241 (1897.8.13.7; Byng 6:f.50v).

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Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 77 as c.1710.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.165 as c.1713.

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J. Simon before 1714 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 150 as Sir Richard Temple); J. Faber II 1732 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/22) as Richard Temple Viscount Cobham.


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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