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circle of Godfrey Kneller, ? A Member of the Tailor Family

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
? A Member of the Tailor Family
Date
c. 1700–10
Location
Long Gallery
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 75 cm, Overall width: 65 cm
Artist
circle of Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)
Catalogue Number
DN96

Description

The portrait has been identified speculatively as a member of the Tailor family, the former owners of Doddington Hall. Stylistically, and in format, it would appear to be influenced by Kneller’s portraits of members of the Kit-Cat Club, for example Joseph Addison,1 and dates presumably to around the same period. The handling, which is inferior to Kneller’s, is relatively crude and formulaic.

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. NPG 3193.

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