Godfrey Kneller

Godfrey Kneller

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I. His major works include The Chinese Convert; a series of four portraits of Isaac Newton painted at various junctures of the latter's life; a series of ten reigning European monarchs, including King Louis XIV of France; over 40 "Kit-cat portraits" of members of the Kit-Cat Club; and ten "beauties" of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the court of Charles II painted by his predecessor as court painter, Sir Peter Lely. Kneller was born Gottfried Kniller in L beck, Germany, the son of Zacharias Kniller. Kneller studied in Leiden, but became a pupil of Ferdinand Bol and Rembrandt in Amsterdamshow more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136647923
  • 9786136647920