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Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1703
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3210

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, lower left: G. Kneller.F.

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. A drawing from the head is in the British Museum [1] together with a drawing from the complete portrait by Edward Byng. [2]

For a portrait attributed to Hoare (NPG 723) and a study of Grafton’s iconography, see J. Kerslake, National Portrait Gallery, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, pp 99-101.

Footnotesback to top

1) E. Croft-Murray & P. Hulton, British Museum, Catalogue of British Drawings: XVI and XVII centuries, 1960, p 392 (1887-19-66); the attribution to Kneller rejected by J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, D93.
2) Ibid., p 245 (1897.8.13.8; Byng 7:f.22v).

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, London, 1891, no.9.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1731 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/4), with Garter star and the lesser George on a ledge and the ribbon on a table, lower right.


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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