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Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1690-1695 -NPG 143 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1690-1695
48 1/2 in. x 43 in. (1232 mm x 1092 mm)
NPG 143

This portraitback to top

A version of a three-quarter-length by Kneller formerly at Cassiobury, which was made up to a full-length by another hand. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.257. Cassiobury Park sale, 4th day, 15 June 1922, lot 687 (as Van Dyck); Christie’s, 19 July 1929, lot 153, and many times thereafter, the last occasion 20 April 1990, lot 10.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 120-121.

Provenanceback to top

Henry Graves, from whom purchased 1862 as Marlborough by Jan Wyck.

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal Military School of Music, Twickenham, 1971–2008.


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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