image fitzroy a h (grafton), im005840
Image number: RS.13871
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

Date

1845

Sitter

3rd Duke of Grafton Augustus Henry Fitzroy (1735-1811, British), Statesman

Creator

John Cook (active 1843-1854), Engraver

After

Pompeo Batoni (b.1708, Italian), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 219mm
width (print): 136mm
height (paper support): 226mm
width (paper support): 148mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, turned to the right and looking back to viewer, situated in a landscape with hills and flora. He wears a fine jacket with braid detailing and epaulettes and stands with his right hand tucked into his left lapel. Oval in a rectangular frame.

Inscribed ‘P. Battoni. pinxt. J. Cook, sc. Augustus Henry, THIRD DUKE OF GRAFTON. London. Published by Richard Bentley, 1845’ and pencilled ‘not FRS.’

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811) British statesman and Prime Minister, he was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p21.

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