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Creator:
George Vertue, 1684–1756, British
with Andrew Johnston
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1646–1723, German, active in Britain (from 1676)
Title:

His Excellency Thomas Earl of Strafford

Additional Title(s):

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

Date:
1714
Medium:
Engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 24 × 17 1/4 inches (61 × 43.8 cm), Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 15 × 10 11/16 inches (38.1 × 27.1 cm), and Image: 13 × 10 3/8 inches (33 × 26.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: "J Whatman | 1842"

Lettered, lower center: "His Excellency Thomas Earl of Strafford Viscount Wentworth of Wentworth | Woodhouse & Stainborough. Baron Newmarch Oversley and Raby. One of the Lords Justices of great Brittain | & Ireland by Act of Parliament during the Absence of his Majesty as first lord Commissioner of the admiralty | Lieutenant General and Collonelle of his Majestys own Royal Regimentt of Dragoons Ambassador Extraordinary & Pleni | potentiary to the States Generall of y United Provinces as well as for the Congress at Utrecht. One of the Lords of his | Majestys most Honourable privy Council & Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter.&c.1714. | A. Johnston exud."; lettered, lower right: "Geo. Vertue Sculpsit | Sold by R. Hulton of Cornor of Pall Mall St. James's."; lettered, lower left: "G. Kneller Eques pixnit 1714"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.15110
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Wentworth, Thomas, first earl of Strafford (1672–1739), diplomatist and army officer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31867
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