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John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu

1 portrait on display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1709 -NPG 3219 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1709
35 3/4 in. x 27 3/4 in. (908 mm x 705 mm)
NPG 3219

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated, lower right: G.Kneller/1709 (GK in monogram).

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. A drawing of this type by Edward Byng is in the British Museum. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) E. Croft-Murray & P. Hulton, British Museum, Catalogue of British Drawings: XVI and XVII centuries, 1960, p 237 (1897.8.13.7; Byng 6:f.9v).

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 242-243.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, p 62, no.509.

Exhibitionsback to top

Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, London, 1891, no.25; Beningbrough 1992–.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1731, with Garter star and ribbon (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/6).


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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