Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Mrs Portman, 1715 1715c.

Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt. (1646-1723)

Portrait of Mrs Portman, 1715, Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt.
Oil on canvas
18th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
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This portrait demonstrated Kneller's transition from Baroque to Augustan portraiture, as the sitter''s pose takes on more angular lines. The divisions of the canvas into blocks of pure colour harmonious superbly , red,white,blue and green meeting in wedges against a stone background.
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