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KNELLER, Gottfried, later Godfrey (1646 - 1723), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KNELLER, Gottfried, later Godfrey (1646 - 1723), Painter

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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 8 August 1646, in Lübeck; died 19 or 27 October 1723, in London.

Painter.

[not available online]A strange sequence of events led to Kneller coming to London during the reign of Charles II to pursue, alongside Peter Lely, the role of great official portrait painter, which had been so brilliantly filled by Anthony Van Dyck during the reign of Charles

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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