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Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt

Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1720 -NPG 5855 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1720
50 in. x 40 3/4 in. (1270 mm x 1035 mm)
NPG 5855

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, by his right elbow: Kneller Bar/1720.

This portraitback to top

A copy belongs to the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro (1958.51), and an inscribed version from the Upton family was last sold Christie’s, 2 May 1986, lot 133. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) Inscribed: Sr. Jonathan Trelawny Bar:/Bishop of Winchester/My Honored Patron/R.F.; offered on loan to the NPG 1946 and 1985.

Referenceback to top

Ingamells 1981
J. Ingamells, The English Episcopal Portrait 1559-1835, catalogue, 1981, p 388.

Simon & Saywell (eds.) 2004
Complete Illustrated Catalogue, NPG, ed. J. Simon & D. Saywell, 2004, p 622.

Provenanceback to top

By descent from the sitter’s family; Sir J. W. Salisbury-Trelawny sale, Marseilles, 23 April 1949, lot 14;1 Christie’s, 10 November 1950, lot 149; Christie’s, 20 April 1956, lot 10; Christie’s, 22 November 1985, lot 100, bought Leggatt for the NPG.

1 Seven paintings from this sale reappeared in the Christie's sale, 10 November 1950, lots 148-54.

Exhibitionsback to top

First Special Exhibition of National Portraits ( ... ending with the reign of James the second), South Kensington, 1867, no.1011; Worthies of Devon, Exeter, 1873, no.37.


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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