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William Walsh

10 of 19 portraits on display in the Dining Room at Beningbrough Hall

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

William Walsh

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, and studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1708
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3232

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. The head alone has claims to be by Kneller, but the face is quite heavily outlined. Left unfinished, as engraved by Faber in 1735, and perhaps painted in the year of the sitter’s death. Displayed with the other kit-cat portraits in 1735 indicating it had then been ‘completed’ probably that year by another hand.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 370-71.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.830.

Exhibitionsback to top

Beningbrough 1978–.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Faber II 1735 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/39) the head alone.


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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