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Sir Thomas Allin

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1685 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Banck, Pieter van der, born 1649 - died 1697 (engraver)
    Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 4

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half-length in armour to left, full face, within an oval frame of foliage upon a plinth with a heraldic achievement, dolphins and naval trophies.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1685 (printed)


Banck, Pieter van der, born 1649 - died 1697 (engraver)
Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'G: Kneller pinx: P. Vandrebanc sculp: Anno Dom: 1685 Aetatis suae 73.'
Lettered with name of sitter, biographical details and


Height: 50.5 cm cut, Width: 35.9 cm cut

Object history note

The original portrait by Kneller is in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Sir Thomas Allin, engraving by Pieter van der Banck after Godfrey Kneller, 1685.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.



Subjects depicted

Armour; Trophies; Dolphins; Officer; Admiral


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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