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Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, based on a work of 1694 -NPG 250 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of 1694
49 3/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1264 mm x 1010 mm) overall
NPG 250

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A reduced version of the signed whole-length dated 1694 at Knole, [1] showing Dorset as lord chamberlain and Knight of the Garter. A half-length oval mezzotint was published by John Smith in 1694 [2] and a bust-length oval copy by Ozias Humphry was in the Pierpont Morgan collection. [3]

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1) Exhibited Second Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867, no.110. C. J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 1929, II, p 418.
2) J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 81; J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.234. Illus. J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 1929, II, f.p.456. Smith’s preliminary drawing is in the Ashmolean Museum (D. B. Brown, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, IV, The Earlier British Drawings, 1982, no.1679).
3) G. C. Williamson, Catalogue of Miniatures, the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906, II, p 28, no.223; Morgan sale, Christie’s, 2nd day, 25 June 1935, lot 367. J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 1929, II, p 408 as c.1788-89; illus. I, f.p.480.

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Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 112 as studio of Kneller.

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‘… lately bought from Boom in Holland’1 by Henry Graves, from whom purchased 1867.

1 Letter from Graves, 20 November 1867 (NPG archive).

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Cabinet Office 1971–.

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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