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Gregori, Carlo (after Giovanni Dominico Campliglia)
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
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 (after Giovanni Dominico Campliglia)
Florence, Italy 1719–Florence, Italy 1759
Portrait of Godfrey Kneller
around 1762
engraving on paper, 1/2
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
56-014.09

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