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Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of circa 1699-1700
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
NPG 1424

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As with most of Shrewsbury’s portraits, the head in NPG 1424 copies a pattern first seen in the Kneller whole-length of c.1685-90 at Eastnor.
NPG 1424 is copied from the three-quarter-length attributed to Kneller showing Shrewsbury with the chamberlain’s staff in his right hand, the Household key at his belt and his ducal coronet to the right, indicating a date of 1699-1700. Versions of this three-quarter-length pattern (which includes a grisaille vestal virgin(?) in the right background) appeared at Christie’s, 19 June 1970, lot 99, and 22 March 1974, lot 105, and two were at Ingestre. [1]

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1) A. Crofton, ‘A Catalogue of the pictures at Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire, belonging to the Rt.Hon. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford’, Staffordshire Record Society, formerly The William Salt Archaeological Society, 1950 and 1951, 1954, nos 145 and 146. No.145 sold Spencer’s, 21 November 1968, lot 257.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 316-17.

Provenanceback to top

Mrs C. E. T. Wilson (née Wylde],1 from whom purchased 1905.

1 According to a letter from A. J. Murray, the vendor’s solicitor, dated 13 November 1905 (NPG archives), Mrs Wilson was daughter of Edmund Fewtrell Wylde; a John Fewtrell of Bridgnorth married Mary Goodeve, whose mother was a legatee under the will of the Duke’s widow (who d. 1726).

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Beningbrough 1992–.

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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