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A Self Portrait, Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt. (1646-1723).

Oil on canvas, oval, 73.7cm by 61cm.

Inscribed on the reverse: ‘Sir Godfrey Kneller by himself’.

Painted for the Honourable Order of Little Bedlam; acquired circa 1688-90 by John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), as a fellow member of the Little Bedlam Club. Kneller’s animal avatar was a unicorn which appears to the right of the portrait.





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