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His Royal Highness Prince Edward
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Andrew Miller (fl. 1739-d. 1763) after Wilson
His Royal Highness Prince Edward
1752
Mezzotint
317 x 222 mm
12 7/16 x 8 5/8 in.
P.96-1952
E6A
Portrait of His Royal Highness Prince Edward as a boy, three-quarter length in an oval, in profile to the left. He is wearing a decorated coat with large cuffs and a sash and star, gesturing to the left with his tricorn under his arm, right hand on his hip, hair curled at the ears and tied at the nape.
Given by E. Evelyn Barron 1952
Lettered below the image:
[1] Left: Richd. Wilson Pinxt, 1751.
[2] Right: Andw. Miller fecit 1752
[3] Centre: Done from the Original in the Possession of the Revd,, Dr,, Ayscough
[4] Centre: His Royal Highness Prince Edward. [/] Born 14 March 1738/9.
[1] Recto graphite l.r.: P.96.1952 J.C.S.1.5
Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany and Bishop of Osnabruck, second son of Frederick Prince of Wales.
P24 Dr Francis Ayscough with the Prince of Wales and Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, National Portrait Gallery, London
P24A Prince George and Prince Edward Augustus, Sons of Frederick, Prince of Wales, with their Tutor Dr. Francis Ayscough, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, New Haven
P24B Richard Wilson and Studio, George III and the Duke of York, Tate, London
The original painting has disappeared. It was companion to the lost Portrait of George III as Prince of Wales (see E5, E5A, E5B) and probably painted the same year. An engraved portrait of Prince Edward by J.S. Miller (Müller) and by two anonymous engravers all derive from the same painting.
Reference no.: 157893
Chaloner Smith, vol. 2, pp. 925-26, cat. 15; WGC, p. 154 under 7c
Quite dirty and damaged overall