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Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

1 portrait on display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3207

Inscriptionback to top

The original canvas inscribed verso: The Earle of Essex/1705; signed, lower left: G. Kneller.

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. Three drawings from this type by Edward Byng are in the British Museum, [1] and another by him was sold Bonham’s, 12 October 2004, lot 45.

Footnotesback to top

1) E. Croft-Murray & P. Hulton, British Museum, Catalogue of British Drawings: XVI and XVII centuries, 1960, p 240 (1897.8.13.7; Byng 6:f.44v), p 245 (1897.8.13.8; Byng 7:f.23v), and p 260 (1897.8.13.9, 22).

Referenceback to top

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

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.258.

Exhibitionsback to top

Beningbrough 1978–.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1732 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/14) as G. Kneller Bart. pinx 1705.

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