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John, Duke of Marlborough, 1745

  • Jacob Houbraken, Dutch, 1698-1780
  • Godfrey Kneller, English, 1646-1723

Engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 14 × 8 1/2 inches (35.6 × 21.6 cm) Sheet: 14 3/8 × 8 7/8 inches (36.5 × 22.5 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S621

Signed and dated, in plate, below image, lower right: J. Houbraken sculps. Amst. 1745.

Inscribed, in plate, around top half of portrait medallion: JOHN DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH. Inscribed, below image, lower left: G. Kneller pinxit. Inscribed, lower center: In the Collection of the Honble. John Spencer. Inscribed, lower right: Impensis I. & P. Knapton. Londini

November 1886, Leavitt sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Jacob Houbraken; after Godfrey Kneller, John, Duke of Marlborough, 1745, engraving and etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S621.