Charles Dartiquenave was a member of the Kit-Cat Club. He was connected with many prominent men in politics and London society, and was noted for his keen wit and love of fine food. His friend, the writer Jonathan Swift, described him as 'the greatest punner of this town next to myself' and 'the man who knows everything, and that everybody knows'. This portrait is a copy of one made by Sir Godfrey Kneller in 1702. The copy is smaller than the original, to conform to the size of the other portraits of the Kit-Cat Club.
Where to see this painting?
National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London, England, WC2H 0HE
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