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The painting ‘Portrait of a Gentleman in Robes’

The painting ‘Portrait of a Gentleman in Robes’

In the highest circles

By David Taylor

 

The painting ‘Portrait of a Gentleman in Robes’ (http://www.antiques.co.uk/antique/Portrait-of-a-Gentleman-in-Robes-by-Godfrey-Kneller) offered for sale on the website at the moment brings to mind the circles that painters like Sir Godfrey Kneller moved in. Although this painting is classified as ‘Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller’, this still tells us a lot about its creation. ‘Circle of’ generally means that the art work shows the influence of the master, and may possibly have known the master, but might not have been his or her pupil.

 

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David Taylor
25/05/2015
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