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Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1715 -NPG 3220 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1715
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3220

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. Moore has emphasised that NPG 3220 is ‘one of two principal images of Walpole before his first period of office as chancellor’. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) Houghton Hall, 1997, p 84.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 257 as c.1710-15.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.543 as c.1715.

Exhibitionsback to top

British Institution 1820, no.17; Houghton Hall, Norwich/Kenwood, 1997, no.1.

Reproductionsback to top

G. White 1715 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 54); J. Faber II 1733 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/28), with Garter star and ribbon.


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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