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Godfrey Kneller

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Godfrey Kneller Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) was a German-born painter, who lived in England from 1674.

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He was court portraitist to Charles II, James II, William III, and George I.

His work includes the series Hampton Court Beauties (Hampton Court, Richmond, Surrey, a sequel to Lely's Windsor Beauties), and 48 portraits of die members of the Whig Kit Cat Club (1702-1717) (National Portrait Gallery, London).

Why is Godfrey Kneller famous?

Godfrey Kneller was the leading portrait painter in England.

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Category: Painters  - ( Painters Archive)

Date Added: 08 May '12

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