- Extended catalogue entry
Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed, lower left (behind his right elbow): GK in monogram.
This portraitback to top
The Kit-Cat Club portrait. It is difficult to date, but was probably painted between Stanyan’s return from Switzerland in 1714 and his departure for Vienna in 1716. The treatment of the background and costume is mechanical and may be studio work. An ink drawing by Edward Byng, a poor copy of NPG 3226, was exhibited in 1964. 
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Referenceback to top
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 328.
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.711 as c.1711.
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Reproductionsback to top
J. Faber II 1733 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/36).
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.