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John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1700 -NPG 5470 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1700
101 in. x 66 1/2 in. (2564 mm x 1689 mm)
NPG 5470

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed lower right: Marlborough/1700.

This portraitback to top

Head and pose relate closely to NPG 553 and the elaborate make-up of the canvas suggests NPG 5470 was a studio extension of that pattern. The inscribed date of 1700 would imply that the Garter was added.

Referenceback to top

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 411.

Provenanceback to top

Christie’s, 22 November 1974, lot 104, bought Ledbury Galleries; Bonham’s, 28 January 1982, lot 228, bought Leggatt for the NPG.

Exhibitionsback to top

Glorious Revolution? The Fall and Rise of the British Army, National Army Museum, 1988–89, no.4; thereafter National Army Museum 1989–; Oudenaarde, En Stad, een Koning, een Veldheer, Oudenaarde, 2008.


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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