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The Right Honble. Arnolde Joost Earl of Albemarle

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    late 17th century-early 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John (engraver)
    Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on laid paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 1

Physical description

Three-quarter-length portrait, turned slightly to right, looking to front with left hand on hip. The sitter is wearing armour, a long wig, a sash with the badge of the Order of the Garter and a sword at his left side, and is holding a commander's baton in his right hand. In the right background a battle takes place. In the background to the left is a helmet adorned with feathers. The print is set into an album page.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


late 17th century-early 18th century (printed)


Smith, John (engraver)
Kneller, Godfrey Bt (Sir), born 1646 - died 1723 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'The Right Honble. Arnolde Joost Earl of Albemarle, Viscount Bury, Baron Ashford of Ashford, Captaine of the first Troope of Guards and Master of the Robes to his Majesty, Colonel General of ye Swisses & Grisons, in ye Service of ye United Provinces, of ye Low Countries and Knight of ye most Noble Order of the Garter etc. G. Kneller S. R. Imp: R. Angl: Eques Aur: pinx: I. Smith''


Height: 39.7 cm size of sheet, Width: 30.6 cm size of sheet

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter-length portrait of Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle, mezzotint by John Smith after Sir Godfrey Kneller, late 17th century-early 18th century.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 3, p.1134.

Production Note

2nd state?


Laid paper



Subjects depicted

Battle; Sash; General; War; Helmet; Baton; Armour


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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