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William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire

1 portrait on display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall

William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1715 -NPG 3202 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1715
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3202

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, lower left: GK (in monogram).

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. Devonshire holds the wand of lord steward of the Household. A version is at Chatsworth.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 106 as c.1710 or c.1714-16.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.219 as c.1715.

Exhibitionsback to top

Beningbrough 1978–.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1733 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/5).


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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