This is the poet and playwright William Congreve, painted by Godfrey Kneller in 1709. Just look at that thing he's got on his head. I mean, really...
Kneller ran a portrait factory. He painted the faces and his assistants filled in everything else.
"So what do you do for a living, son."
"I work for Mr Kneller, the portrait painter."
"That must be interesting."
"It is. I've got the best job in the studio: I paint wigs."