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This painting is by a Mr Ellis 'the Limner', who is recorded as supplying three paintings to the corporation in the early 1680s, each of these being imitations of earlier originals. Little is known of the artist, though evidence exists to suggest he may once have been a pupil of Sir Godfrey Kneller, and there are certain similarities between this portrait and an early portarit of the King attributed to Kneller.
oil on canvas
236 x 137 cm (E)
St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry
Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RN EnglandView venue
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