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Charles Dartiquenave

Charles Dartiquenave, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1702 -NPG 3239 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Dartiquenave

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
42 1/2 in. x 31 1/2 in. (1080 mm x 800 mm)
NPG 3239

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, below his hand: GKneller fecit 1702 (GK in monogram).

This portraitback to top

A signed and dated Kneller of a member of the Kit-Cat Club, but not of kit-cat size (91 x 71 cm). It appears nevertheless to have been the portrait engraved by Faber for his Kit-Cat set published in 1735, although slightly reduced round each edge. See NPG 3201.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 102.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.208.

Provenanceback to top

[? Dartiquenave family, Patmore Hall, sold by the sitter’s grandson 1775;1 possibly W. Hamper sale, Robins, Birmingham, June 1831, lot 190] Leveson Scarth2 who bequeathed it to the Ranelagh Club, 1925;3 Sir W. Lacon Threlford (d. 1958); Christie’s, 12 November 1943, lot 106; Sotheby’s, 25 April 1945, lot 147, purchased.

1 See the ‘Pedigree of the Family of Scroggs’ appended to J. R. Dunlop, The Family of Scroggs, 1929.
2 This provenance is given in a series of letters from Miss W. G. Scarth 1945-46 (NPG archive); her father (Leveson Scarth) had received the picture from an ‘uncle, who was a lawyer, who received it from one of his clients in payment of a debt’. She also said that ‘an inscription stating it was bequeathed by my Father was attached to the picture by the Ranelagh Committee …’
3 The Ranelagh Club probably closed before the War when Free French Forces were said to have occupied the premises; it was burnt down in the 1950s.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1734 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/between 40 & 41), slightly reduced all round.

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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