John Churchill (1650–1722), Duke of Marlborough, KG

Description

A large picture, a full length standing figure, the size of life, in civilian costume advancing to the right. His close shaven face is seen in three quarters to the right, the eyes looking at the spectator, wears a flowing wig. His coat is of a plain red colour as also the breeches, white silk stockings, black shoes and gold buckles on them. The Star of the Garter is on the left breast and the Blue Ribbon of the Order passes above it with the Golden Badge attached to it.

His right hand rests on the head of a walking cane, his left is planted against his hip near the gold hilt of a sword. The ground on which he stands is paved with large square stones, and in the background is a palatial building with vases above a large arch and courtyard. A column and tree appears to the left. The painting is of the school of Kneller.

Source

Identifier

WTH0024

Citation

School of Kneller, “John Churchill (1650–1722), Duke of Marlborough, KG,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed December 7, 2019, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0024.

Files

BBO_WOTH_14.jpg

Date

unknown

Creator

School of Kneller

Dimensions

130 x 204 cm

Medium

oil on canvas

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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough