17th/18th century Portrait studio Godfrey Kneller of George Granville
A fine oval portrait of George Granville, PC, 1st Baron Lansdowne and "Duke of Albemarle" in the Jacobite peerage (1666-1735) Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller .Bust length in a brown coat and lace jabot, an old indistinct inscription on a label verso "... created Baron Lansdown", Painting late 17th early 18th century The size of the painting is 74 x 61 cm,(29 x 24 inches ) whilst overall size is 91.5 79 x cm (36 x 31 inches) Housed in an 18th century carved and gilded frame. Provenance: By descent in the family to the 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837) of Longleat; his grandson Francis John Thynne (1830-1910) of Haynes Park, Bedfordshire by whose executors sold Christie's, Thynne Heirlooms from Haynes Park, 1 May 1911, lot 13 (16 guineas to Cohen). The sitter George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne PC (9 March 1666 – 29 January 1735) was an English poet, playwright, and politician who served as a Privy Counsellor from 1712.Was associated with the Jacobite cause and was the son of Bernard Granville, himself the son of Sir Bevil Grenville of Cornwall, an illustrious Royalist commander in the Civil War. The painting and frame are in very good condition ready to hang Godfrey Kneller Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (born Gottfried Kniller; 8 August 1646 – 19 October 1723) was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
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