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Group portrait of Abraham Stanyan (1669-1732) and family
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Group portrait of Abraham Stanyan (1669-1732) and family

Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723)

Height: 30.5 cm; Width: 45 cm;

Inscription, #9
Inscription, L B J / 15 [...] K [?]
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
Kneller here is working out the composition of a group portrait, using three colours of chalk on a mid-toned paper in order to study the distribution of light and shade across the figures. (Permanent collection label)

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