Oil on canvas, 124.5cm by 99cm.
Signed l.r. ‘G K fecit’
1738 Inventory, p. 82, as by Van Dyck;
1763 Inventory (9th Earl’s hand) “the brown dining room [Billiard room]…..John ye 5th Earl of Exeter by Sir Godfrey Kneller.”
The 5th Earl undertook the Grand Tour on four occasions. He and his great grandson, the 9th Earl (1725-1793), (PIC 083 & PIC 781), were the two great collectors at Burghley.