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Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton

Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1715 -NPG 3233 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1715
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
NPG 3233

Inscriptionback to top

The frame bears, verso, an old (18th-century?) inscription: The Marquis of Wharton; signed, lower left (above hand): G.Kneller f. (GK in monogram).

This portraitback to top

The Kit-Cat Club portrait. A copy, with a variant necktie and the lord privy seal’s wand in his right hand, at Hellens, Much Marcle. Another at Holkham, [1] and a reversed copy (as in the Simon engraving) sold Christie’s South Kensington, 27 May 2004, lot 41.

Footnotesback to top

1) Engraved J. Houbraken 1744, Goldar 1785. A copy of Houbraken’s engraved head attributed to Arthur Pond in the Ashmolean Museum (1504; D. B. Brown, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, IV, The Earlier British Drawings, 1982, p 515).

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 373-74 as c.1710.

Stewart 1983
J. D. Stewart, Godfrey Kneller, 1983, no.838 as c.1715.

Exhibitionsback to top

Second Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... William and Mary to MDCCC), South Kensington, 1867, no.118; Sir Godfrey Kneller, NPG, 1971; British Portraits, Tokyo, 1975–76.

Reproductionsback to top

J. Simon (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 267; reversed); J. Faber II 1733 (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 208/11) apparently holding a snuff box.


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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