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Gregori, Carlo; Campiglia, Giovanni Dominico (after)
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
around 1762 around 1762

Godfrey Kneller’s impact as a portraitist was far-reaching. As a court painter to four sovereigns, he dominated English art for more than thirty years. Carlo Gregori, an Italian artist, paid homage to the portraitist by depicting the master in a reproductive engraving (the original Kneller painting is housed at National Portrait Gallery, London). William III knighted and presented Kneller with a chain and medal bearing the King’s head–a gift that features here.

 
Gregori, Carlo; Campiglia, Giovanni Dominico (after)
Florence, Italy 1719-Florence, Italy 1759; Lucca, Italy 1692-Germany 1768 Florence, Italy 1719-Florence, Italy 1759; Lucca, Italy 1692-Germany 1768
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
around 1762 around 1762
engraving on paper, state 1 of 2 engraving on paper, state 1 of 2
27.5 x 27.5 cm (plate); 34.3 x 24.0 cm (margin); 44.4 x 28.6 cm (sheet)
Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013 Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013
56-014.09

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