Possibly Charles Churchill (1656-1714), General and brother of 1st Duke of Marlborough

French 18th century unknown

Oil on copper

1700-1710
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Peru
    City: Lima
    Place: British Embassy

    Dressed in red, with a white neck tie and long powdered wig, the sitter of this portrait may be Charles Churchill (1656-1714), brother of John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722). Although the pose of the sitter relates to a portrait of the first Duke by Dutch painter and draftsman Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722) in the Uffizzi Gallery, Florence, the man depicted bears more of a resemblance to Charles, than his brother. This work was previously titled simply ‘A Duke of Marlborough’.

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    Churchill, Charles
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    Materials & Techniques
    oil, copper, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Possibly Charles Churchill (1656-1714), General and brother of 1st Duke of Marlborough
    Date
    1700-1710
    Medium
    Oil on copper
    Dimensions
    height: 21.50 cm, width: 18.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    none
    GAC number
    7506