Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge 1774-1850 c.1808 1810c.

Sir William Beechey RA (1753-1839)

Portrait of Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge 1774-1850 c.1808, Sir William Beechey
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Oil on canvas
19th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
 
This portrait of one of King George III's sons is impressive for its subtle combination of dignity and elegance. The muted composition accented by the Prince's powdered hair and garter star shows that at his best Beechey could compete quite ably with Lawrence.
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