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18th Century Mezzotint of The Duke of Marlborough

18th Century Mezzotint of The Duke of Marlborough


Circa 1700 England

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Height 16 1/4 inches (41.27 cm)
Width 12 1/4 inches (31.11 cm)
Depth 1 inches (2.54 cm)

A late 17the century mezzotint engraving depicting John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Set in an ebonised frame.

Dimensions refer to size of frame

The 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) is one of England's most remarkable noblemen. A statesman and a soldier, he is best known as the commander responsible for the English victory at the battle of Blenheim in 1704 and for his family seat, Blenheim Palace which was rewarded to him as a gift from a grateful nation and built by the Baroque architect, Sir John Vanbrugh.

This mezzotint is taken from the original portrait of the 1st Duke, painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).

Reference 1015

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