JOHN DORMER (1669 - 1719) - BY JOHN FABER JR, AFTER SIR GODFREY KNELLER.
Early 18th century mezzotint portrait of Mr John Dormer presented in a classic black wooden painted frame, ready to hang and enjoy.
Mr Dormer was a country gentleman and member of the political and literary English club, The Kit-Cat Club. Its members were united through political common ground, rather than social status, and this meant that Mr Dormer was able to mix with prominent aristocrats and politicians. Dormer joined the Kit Kat Club as a result of his support for the Whig party, who upheld 'liberal' principals and opposed absolutist monarchy.
A collection of Mezzotints, from the original paintings of Sir Godfrey Kneller by Mr Faber date from 1731-5. The collection is composed of 47 portraits of the members of The Kit-Cat Club, originally sold as a box containing printed title page, dedication and 47 mezzotint prints.
Many of these original portraits, including that of John Dormer, currently hang in galleries between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Trust at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire.
Framed: 41 cm x 30cm / 16in. x 111 in. Sheet : 34cm x 26 cm/ 13in. x 10 in. Executed 1733
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