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Maker(s):Smith, John
Culture:English (1652-1743)
Title:print: George I
Date Made:ca. 1715
Type:Print
Materials:ink, paper, wood, glass
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; London
Measurements:framed: 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 29.21 cm
Accession Number:  HD 76.005
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
© Historic Deerfield, photo by Penny Leveritt

Description:
English mezzotint engraving on copper plate of George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698, which was printed by engraver John Smith (1652-1743) after a circa 1714 portrait of George I by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723), the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries and court painter to British monarchs from Charles II (1630-1685) to George I. The portrait is titled, "Georgius D.G. Mag. Britiannia Francia et Hibernia..."

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portraits

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