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Bernard Lens III (1682-1740)

George I (1660-1727) c.1714-20

RCIN 420179

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Bernard Lens was the first artist in England to popularise the painting of miniatures on ivory. He was ‘Painter in Enamel’ to George I yet produced very few miniatures for the King. This miniature is based on a portrait of George I by Sir Godfrey Kneller. First recorded in the Royal Collection in 1844 Cat. 189