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James Vernon

James Vernon, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, based on a work of circa 1677 -NPG 5226 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

James Vernon

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
based on a work of circa 1677
29 3/4 in. x 25 in. (756 mm x 635 mm)
NPG 5226

This portraitback to top

A weak but contemporary studio version of the 1677 Kneller portrait, see NPG 2963.

Referenceback to top

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 633.

Provenanceback to top

By descent to the sitter’s granddaughter Arethusa Vernon (d. 1860) who married Sir Robert Harland (1765-1848) of Wherstead Park, Suffolk; Charles Edmund Dashwood (1857-1935);1 his niece Mrs I. H. Wilson, by whom bequeathed 1978 (see Queen Anne NPG 5227 and the Duke of Gloucester NPG 5228 in this catalogue).2

1 Who sold a number of pictures from Wherstead at Christie’s, 26 June 1914, lots 89-115 (‘The Dashwood Heirlooms, removed from Wherstead Park ... sold by direction of Charles E. Dashwood, with the consent of his Trustee and of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice’) and Sotheby’s, 11 December 1929, lots 63-66; Mrs Wilson sold others at Sotheby’s, 27 July 1938, lots 129-45 (see NPG 2963).
2 And for the Duke of Monmouth NPG 5225, see Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, 2004, p 435.

Exhibitionsback to top

Government loan, Geneva, 1984–87.


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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