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Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, Lord High Treasurer

Series/Portfolio:
Thomas Birch, The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain
Engraver:
Jacob Houbraken (Dutch, Dordrecht 1698–1780 Amsterdam)
Artist:
After Sir Godfrey Kneller (German, Lübeck 1646–1723 London)
Author:
Relates to series by Thomas Birch (British, 1705–1766)
Sitter:
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (British, 1645–1712)
Date:
ca. 1740
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 × 8 11/16 in. (36.1 × 22.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Morrison Heckscher, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.965.7
Not on view
Signature: engraved below: "G. Kneller pinx." (partly trimmed); and "J. Houbraken sculp. Amst."

Inscription: engraved below image: "In the Collection of His grace the Duke of NewCastle"
Donor: Morrison H. Heckscher
O'Donoghue 2; Ver Huell 73
Alexander Willem Carel Maurits Ver Huell Jacobus Houbraken et son oeuvre. Arnhem, 1875, (under Birch's Heads), cat. no. 73.

Freeman O'Donoghue Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. vols. 1-5, London, 1908–22, cat. no. 2.



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