- Extended catalogue entry
Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of 1702
38 in. x 32 in. (965 mm x 813 mm)
This portraitback to top
A copy, possibly from the early 19th century, presumably from NPG 3239, but nearer kit-cat size (91 x 71 cm).
It is not clear when NPG 3201 was acquired for the Kit-Cat set, but William Baker had long been anxious to complete the set shown in Faber’s kit-cat engravings. The portrait is first mentioned at the National Portraits Exhibition in 1867, lent by William Baker’s son, William Robert Baker, and it was hanging in the staircase hall at Bayfordbury (i.e. not in the Kit-Cat room) in 1925. 
Footnotesback to top
Referenceback to top
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 102.
Provenanceback to top
Possibly acquired for the Kit-Cat series by William Baker (1743-1824) as a replacement for the missing original (cf. NPG 3239).
Exhibitionsback to top
Second Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867, no.119 lent W. R. Baker; Beningbrough 1980–.
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.