Sir John Vanbrugh
- Extended catalogue entry
Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue
Sir John Vanbrugh
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
This portraitback to top
The Kit-Cat Club portrait. Vanbrugh wears the badge of the Clarenceux King of Arms (ar., a cross gu., with crest gu. a lion or). Two drawings of this type by Edward Byng are in the British Museum. 
Footnotesback to top
Referenceback to top
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, p 356 as c.1704-10?.
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.812 as c.1705.
Exhibitionsback to top
Art Treasures, Manchester, 1857, British Portrait Gallery 266; Second Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867, no.112; Royal House of Guelph, New Gallery, London, 1891, no.199; Frameworks, Paul Mitchell Gallery, London, 1996–97, no.145.
Reproductionsback to top
J. Simon (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 154); J. Faber II 1733 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/29) suggesting his left arm is rubbed in the painting.
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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