Sir Godfrey Kneller

Standard Name: Kneller, Sir Godfrey


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Leisure and Society Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Sir Godfrey Kneller painted a portrait of the young Lady Hertford with a basket of flowers to reflect her interest in gardening.
Kennedy, Deborah. Poetic Sisters. Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Bucknell University Press.
Leisure and Society Lady Rachel Russell
LRR was often painted, both in youth and age. The original Dictionary of National Biography mentions many portraits; Schwoerer's biography reproduces five. A Kneller at Woburn is reproduced in most editions of her letters; another...
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Burnet
Sir Godfrey Kneller painted EB 's portrait (now in the National Portrait Gallery ) in this same year.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Leisure and Society Mary Caesar
MC (who was also painted by Kneller ) had herself painted by an unidentified artist in a striking red, white, and blue costume, apparently designed for the sport of archery.
Rumbold, Valerie. “The Jacobite vision of Mary Caesar”. Women, Writing, History, 1640-1740, edited by Isobel Grundy and Susan Wiseman, Batsford, pp. 178-98.
Rumbold, Valerie. Women’s Place in Pope’s World. Cambridge University Press.
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Publishing Elizabeth Burnet
On her death the same leading publishing house at once re-issued the book in a second edition, with her name, a frontispiece featuring her portrait (engraved by M. Vandergucht after Kneller ), and a memoir...
Residence Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Her husband bought Savile House there in 1722, having apparently rented it from Sir Godfrey Kneller before that.
Textual Features Mary Caesar
Her own meeting with the monarchy in the person of Queen Anne is handled with hyperbole: it was as Impossible for me Even to Attempt the Beauties of that Excellent Queens Mind, as for Kneller


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