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Portrait of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).

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.





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