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Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1703 -NPG 3221 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1703
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3221

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Signed, lower right: GKneller (GK in monogram).

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. Richmond was a nominal Whig from 1692 but had left the party by the close of Anne’s reign; on the accession of George I he rediscovered his allegiance.
A drawing of this type by Edward Byng is in the British Museum. [1]

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1) E. Croft-Murray & P. Hulton, British Museum, Catalogue of British Drawings: XVI and XVII centuries, 1960, p 242 (1897.8.13.7; Byng 6:f.51v). Another sold Christie’s, 15 June 1971, lot 65.

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Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 296 as c.1710.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no. 609 as c.1703.

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Beningbrough 1978–.

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J. Faber II 1731 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/3) as Charles Lenos Duke of Richmond, with Garter star and ribbon showing the lesser George (the table has an ornate scroll support).

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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