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The Ambassador of Morocco

Godfrey Kneller and Jan Wyck1684

English Heritage

English Heritage

This striking painting was part of Lord Burlington’s collection and hangs in its original position in the octagonal domed saloon at Chiswick House. It is a portrait of Muhammad Ibn Haddu, who was sent as an ambassador from Morocco to the Court of Charles II in 1681. He caused a sensation in London and became famous for his displays of horsemanship in Hyde Park.

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  • Title: The Ambassador of Morocco
  • Creator: Godfrey Kneller, Jan Wyck
  • Date Created: 1684
  • Location: Chiswick House
  • Location Created: London
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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