Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646/9-1723) court portrait painter from Charles II to George I



Kneller was born Gottfried Kniller in the Free City of Lübeck, the son of Zacharias Kniller, a portrait painter. Kneller studied in Leiden, but became a pupil of Ferdinand Bol and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in Amsterdam. He then traveled with his brother John Zacharias Kneller, who was an ornamental painter, to Rome and Venice in the early 1670s, painting historical subjects and portraits in the studio of Carlo Maratti, and later moved to Hamburg
Engraved by John Corner, after the self-portrait by Kneller, for ‘Portraits of Celebrated Painters’, by John Corner 1825.

Steel engraving
Image size approx. 95 x 146 mm
450 ppi