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  Sir Godfrey Kneller - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1648-1723), a portrait painter whose celebrity belongs chiefly to England, was born in Lubeck in the duchy of Holstein, of an ancient family, on the 8th of August 1648.
The style of Sir Godfrey Kneller as a portrait painter represented the decline of that art as practised by Vandyck; Lely marks the first grade of descent, and Kneller the second.
Among Kneller's principal paintings are the "Forty-three Celebrities of the Kit-Cat Club," and the "Ten Beauties of the Court of William III.," now at Hampton Court; these were painted by order of the queen; they match, but match unequally, the "Beauties of the Court of Charles II.," painted by Lely.
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 Godfrey Kneller
Sir Godfrey Kneller (August 8, 1646 -October 19, 1723) was an artist, court painter to several British monarchs.
Kneller was born Gottfried Kniller in Lübeck, Germany.
A student of Ferdinand Bol[?] and Rembrandt, Kneller became the leading portrait painter[?] in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and painted ten reigning European monarchs during his career, including King Louis XIV of France.
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 Kneller, Sir Godfrey - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Kneller, Sir Godfrey or Gottfried von Kniller, 1646-1723, English portrait painter, b.
Serving under the monarchs from Charles II to George I, Kneller and the factory of painters in his employ mass-produced such works as Ten Beauties of the Court (Hampton Court), The Duchess of Portsmouth (Goodwood, Sussex), and Charles Beauclerk (Metropolitan Mus.).
Kneller became the director, in 1711, of the first Academy of Painting in London and strongly influenced the subsequent generation of English portraitists.
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 The Twickenham Museum : Sir Godfrey Kneller
Kneller was the greatest master of the English baroque portrait.
Kneller was acquainted with Alexander Pope who once in jest complimented him on the superiority of his works to those of Nature, and regretted his absence at the Creation.
Kneller discharged the thief and reprimanded the butcher.
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 Godfrey Kneller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (August 8, 1646–October 19, 1723) was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
Godfrey Kneller's Kit-cat portrait, considered one of Kneller's finest portraits.
Kneller died of fever in 1723 and his remains were interred in Twickenham Church (he was a churchwarden there when the 14th century nave collapsed in 1713 and was involved in the plans for its reconstruction).
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 Details of Portrait of a Young Lady by Sir Godfrey Kneller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The delicated painted and expressive head of this sitter is characteristic of the work of Sir Godfrey Kneller, and the treatment of the hair, in which dark strokes are freely brushed onto a mid-brown background to suggest the fall of the locks, may be regarded almost as a signature style.
From works such as this it is easy to understand why Sir Godfrey Kneller succeeded in dominating British society portraiture from the death of Sir Peter Lely in 1680 (whose position Kneller had begun to threaten from the occasion of his Portrait of Charles II (Royal Collection) in 1678) until his own death in 1723.
Kneller is remembered for having painted ten ruling sovereigns, including every reigning British monarch from King Charles II to King George I, as well as almost every person of prominence in forty years on British public life.
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Kneller was born in Germany, trained in Amsterdam under Rembrandt's pupil Bol, studied in Rome, and worked in England from the 1670s.
He served as the official court artist under two dynasties and was the first painter in England to be made a baronet.
Kneller's only serious rival in London was the Swedish painter Michael Dahl (1659?-1743).
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 George Glazer Gallery - Members of the Kit-Kat Club
Kneller’s original oil portraits of both men and Faber’s engraving after the Hopkins portrait are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, UK.
He married Elizabeth Godfrey, one of the maids of honor to the queen.
Sir Godfrey Kneller was a German born painter and draftsman who moved to England.
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 Biography of Sir Godfrey Kneller
Kneller’s series of ladies’ portraits, the so-called ‘Hampton Beauties’, was a response to Lely’s ‘Windsor Beauties’.
Kneller’s other series include 14 portraits of admirals, commissioned from him and Dahl by Queen Anne and Prince George of Denmark (circa 1702–08, National Maritime Museum, London) and more than 40 portraits of members of the Kit-Cat Club (circa 1700–20, National Portrait Gallery, London).
Kneller was assisted by many young artists and the output of his studio was vast and of uneven quality.
www.nmm.ac.uk /mag/pages/mnuInDepth/Biography.cfm?biog=220   (270 words)

 'King Charles II', Godfrey Kneller
Kneller came to England from Germany in 1676 and soon gained royal favour.
In this work, the king's authority is subtly undermined: his face is stiff, his hand limp and the crown and orb are hidden in shadow.
Kneller presents an aging and even lonely figure.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /walker/collections/17c/kneller.asp   (79 words)

 Godfrey Kneller  Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Kneller created the influential kit-cat format (36 x 28 in.) showing one hand, for his portraits of members of the Kit-Cat Club (the leaders of the Whig establishment).
Kneller dominated portraiture, and remained the most distinguished and successful portrait painter in England until his death in London 19 October 1723.
Horace Walpole’s verdict on Kneller was that ‘where he offered one picture to fame he sacrificed twenty to lucre’.
www.artwarefineart.com /Search/ArtistBiography.asp?ArtistID=25264   (437 words)

 Admiral Benbow Art
Kneller sketch for portrait of Admiral Benbow 1701
The present drawing is an example of the more schematic treatments, in which Kneller can be seen in the process of resolving questions of pose and composition with broad and sure strokes of the chalk.
This portrait was one of a set of portraits of Admirals, divided between works by Kneller and Dahl, which was commissioned c.1700 by Prince George of Denmark.
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 October 26th
Sir Godfrey Kneller was the favourite painter of portraits in England, from Charles II's time to the reign of George I. He was born at Lubeck in 1648.
Horace Walpole maintains that Kneller, had he chosen to turn his attention to high art, would have made an artist of the first class: as it was, he only painted portraits, and some of those in a very inferior manner.
Kneller was knighted in 1692 by William, and made a baronet in 1715 by George I. He was always a vain man, a weakness for which his friend, Pope, incessantly ridicules him in his letters.
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 SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1... - Online Information article about SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1...
Lely died in 168o, Kneller, who produced in England little or nothing in the historical See also:
Kneller's gains also were very considerable; aided by habits of frugality which approached stinginess, he See also:
Godfrey to England, and had died in 1702.
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 Kneller Hall
The Royal Military School of Music (RMSM), Kneller Hall is situated near Twickenham, about 9 miles from central London, and was founded in 1857 by Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Cambridge, then Commander in Chief of the British Army.
Built in 1709, Kneller Hall was originally the country house of the celebrated court portrait painter Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Tuition at Kneller Hall is delivered by some of the country's leading instrumental and academic professors, many of them the same people who play in the great London symphony orchestras and teach in the leading London music colleges, thus ensuring strong contemporary links with the world of civilian professional music.
www.army.mod.uk /music/kneller_hall   (306 words)

 Sir Godfrey Kneller : The Twickenham Museum
Sir Godfrey Kneller was the greatest painter of English portraits in his time.
He built Kneller Hall for himself: it was called Whitton Hall at that time.
When Sir Godfrey died there were about 800 of his paintings in Kneller Hall which were sold by his widow.
www.twickenham-museum.org.uk /kids_detail.asp?ContentID=62   (210 words)

 Kneller Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kneller Hall is a stately home in the Twickenham area of west London, and takes its name from Sir Godfrey Kneller, court painter court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
After being purchased by Sir Godfrey Kneller in 1709, the first house was demolished and replaced by a new building (reputedly designed by Sir Christopher Wren).
In 1757, Kneller Hall was sold to Sir Samuel Prime, a prominent London lawyer, who, with his son (also named Samuel), extended the house significantly and landscaped the surrounding grounds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kneller_Hall   (357 words)

 Aspire Auctions -Studio of Godfrey Kneller (b. 1646, Lübeck, d. 1723, London)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Prior to it's donation, it had been in storage for apprx 50 years by Mrs.
With Kneller's popularity of his portrait paintings, be began a studio to meet the demands of his commissions.
Kneller would paint the face, hands and create the composition, then leaving the rest to the studio painters.
www.aspireauctions.com /auction11/details/2510.html   (105 words)

 ARTMUSEUM.CZ    Sir Godfrey Kneller
Sir Godfrey Kneller byl jedním z hlavních portrétistů anglické šlechty, kterým se stal skoro téměř po tom, co ze svého rodného Německa přesídlil do Anglie.
Kneller namaloval deset vládnoucích monarchů včetně každého anglického panovníka od Karla II.
V jeho obrazech se často opakovaly pózy a oblečení postav, jako kdyby Kneller svým modelům jen měnil hlavy.
www.artmuseum.cz /umelec.php?art_id=521   (170 words)

 Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He was appointed Principal Painter jointly with Riley on the accession of William III and Mary II in 1689 (becoming sole bearer of the title when Riley died in 1691), was knighted in 1692, and created a baronet in 1715.
Kneller established a workshop-studio in London with a large team of specialized assistants, many of them foreign, organized for the mass-production of fashionable portraits.
Sitters were required to pose only for a drawing of the face and efficient formulas were worked out for the accessories.
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 Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Born in Germany, Sir Godfrey Kneller first studied in Amsterdam under Bol and later in Italy.
Kneller had a large output, mainly due to his many assistants.
Godfrey Douglas Giles (G.D.G. or GD.G.), "the Cavalry Division", from Vanity Fair, July 12, 1900, 1900
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 SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1... - Online Informationsartikel ungefähr SIR GODFREY KNELLER (1...
KNELLER (1648-1723), ein Portraitmaler dessen Berühmtheit hauptsächlich nach See also:
Kneller beträchtliches Renommee durch historische Anstriche sowie Portraits.
Godfrey nach England begleitet und war 1702 gestorben.
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 History of Kneller Hall
The Duke of Cambridge, the professional head of the Army was tasked to put matters right, he pushed through a proposal that all Army musicians should in future be trained to uniform high standards and that they should be frequently inspected by one central musical organisation.
The authorities bought Kneller Hall, the large country house and grounds of the distinguished court painter Sir Godfrey Kneller sited in Twickenham, about fifteen miles south west of Central London and founded the Royal Military School of Music there in 1857.
The authorities bought Kneller Hall, the large country house and grounds of the distinguished court painter Sir Godfrey Kneller-sited in Twickenham, about fifteen miles south west of Central London- and founded the Royal Military School of Music there in 1857.
www.army.mod.uk /music/kneller_hall/history_of_kneller_hall.htm   (878 words)

 Amazon.com: "Sir Godfrey Kneller": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Juliana, and Jane, by Sir Godfrey Kneller; the Morocco AmbafLdor in the reign of Charles II.
and Jane, by Sir Godfrey Kneller; the Morocco Ambaf:idor in the reign of Charles Il.
Her portrait was painted in the fluid brushstrokes of the style of Lely and his successor, Sir Godfrey Kneller (1645-1723).
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 Godfrey of Bouillon - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Godfrey of Bouillon - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
In 1082 Godfrey was granted the title of Duke of...
A week later the army elected one of its leaders, Godfrey of Bouillon, duke of Lower Lorraine, as ruler of the city.
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 Godfrey Frankel ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Godfrey Frankel Oral History Interview Conducted by Merry Foresta for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian...
In the Alleys: Kids in the Shadow of the Capitol (F) by Laura Goldstein, Godfrey Frankel (Photographer), Foreword...
In the alleys :kids in the shadow of the Capitol by photographs by Godfrey Frankel ; text by Laura Goldstein ;...
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 Amazon.com: "Godfrey Kneller": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Kneller was born in Lbeck and trained in Leyden and Amsterdam, in the latter as a student of Ferdinand Bol,...
The picture that is the most familiar nowadays was commissioned by Newton himself from Godfrey Kneller,...
MATTHEW H. WIKANDER the painter Godfrey Kneller (along with Charles's brother James and three of Charles's mistresses) has not only ruined Newton's day, but changed the universe.
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 AllRefer.com - Sir Godfrey Kneller (European Art, 1600 To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Sir Godfrey Kneller (European Art, 1600 To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Sir Godfrey Kneller, European Art, 1600 To The Present, Biographies
Sir Godfrey Kneller[nel´ur] Pronunciation Key or Gottfried von Kniller[gOt´frEt fun knil´ur] Pronunciation Key, 1646–1723, English portrait painter, b.
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 Portrait of Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough by Godfrey Kneller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Portrait of Sarah Jennings Duchess of Marlborough by Godfrey Kneller
The picture was painted by Godfrey Kneller by desire of the Duchess for presentation to Mr Sec Scraggs.
This portrait was sold in the Sotheby auction of 2 November 1949 as one of two portraits in lot 89 described as follows: "School of Van Dyck.
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