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Creator:
Print made by Isaac Beckett, 1652/3–1719, British
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1646–1723, German, active in Britain (from 1676)
Published by John Smith, 1652–1743, British
Title:

Godfrey Kneller

Additional Title(s):

Godfrid Kneller

Date:
1685
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper, laid on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 7/16 x 12 3/8 inches (41.7 x 31.4 cm), Sheet (rounded at top; cropped inside plate): 14 3/16 x 10 3/16 inches (36 x 25.8 cm), and Image (oval): 12 1/16 x 9 13/16 inches (30.7 x 25 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower right: "P. S Beckett | 59"; in brown ink, on back of mount, lower center: "Second Charles H | A Colurne[...]o H. Clafs P389."; in graphite, on back of mount, lower right: "Smith 1813 | VII . [s-shaped mark] | 12/6"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "G. Kneller p."; lower center: "GODFRID [9-shaped mark] KNELLER Germ. | Carolo II. Monarcha Britann ad depingendum Ludovicum M in Gal | liam missus; Pictor utring vere Regius. | A. O. C. clc (last c backwards) lc (c backwards) clxxxv."; lower right: "I. Smith ex: I Beckett f."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12428
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | coat | curls | man | oval | painter | portrait
Associated People:
Kneller, Sir Godfrey, baronet (1646–1723), history and portrait painter
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49466
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