Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (8 August – 19 October 1723) was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to English and British monarchs from Charles II to George I. His major works include The Chinese Convert (1687; Royal Collection, London); a series of four portraits of Isaac Newton painted at various junctures of the latter's life; a series of ten reigning European monarchs, including King Louis XIV of France; over 40 "Kit-cat portraits" of members of the Kit-Cat Club; and ten "beauties" of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the court of Charles II painted by his predecessor as court painter, Sir Peter Lely.
[Culture24] - Housed in the actual space where rebels awaited trial in 1685, it includes a portrait of Hanging Judge Jeffreys by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Jeffreys became notorious for sending around 300 of the rebels to the gallows. As well as human stories the museum