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Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford

Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1690 -NPG 4941 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1690
90 1/2 in. x 57 1/2 in. (2299 mm x 1461 mm)
NPG 4941

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed along bottom edge: Aubrey de Vere the XX.and Last Earl of Oxford of that Name.

Referenceback to top

Simon and Saywell (eds) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 474.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.556 as c.1685-90.

Conservationback to top

Lined; strip-lined and cleaned 1985.

Provenanceback to top

The sitter’s only surv. child Diana m. 1696 the 1st Duke of St Albans; their gr. dau. Charlotte m. 1744 John Drummond of Stanmore, Mx. (1723-74);1 ‘the late George Drummond of Stanmer’ 1792 (see engraving); by descent to George Drummond; Christie’s, 6 April 1973, lot 69, bt. Leggatt for the NPG.

1 A. Fea, Beauties of the Seventeenth century, 1906, p 216, recorded that the Drummonds had inherited paintings from the Dukes of St Albans who had left them to the grandfather of the George Drummond who lent portraits to the Fair Women exhibition at the Grafton Gallery in 1894.

Exhibitionsback to top

Recent Acquisitions, NPG, 1974; Faces as Art, NPG, 1976; Gawthorpe 1987-.

Reproductionsback to top

Scheneker 1792 (half-length), after a drawing by S. Harding, From an Original Picture in the Possession of the Late Geo Drummond Esqr of Stanmer.

This extended catalogue entry is by John Ingamells, one of a limited number of entries drafted in 2010 for the incomplete catalogue, Early Stuart Portraits 1625-1685, and is as written 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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