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Image number: RS.13908
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn

Date

late 18th century - early 19th century

Sitter

Creator

Edward Scriven (1775-1841, British), Engraver

After

Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792, British), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 197mm
width (print): 133mm
height (paper support): 210mm
width (paper support): 153mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn in three-quarter profile to the left as viewed. He wears a wig tied with queue and is dressed in robes and Garter collar. In an oval frame surmounted with a crown and decorated with flags and a book.

Inscribed ‘S J Reynolds. E Scriven Sculpt. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS the LATE DUKE of CUMBERLAND.’ Pencilled ‘1789.’

Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn (1745-1790) elected a Royal Fellow of the Royal Society in 1789.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p12.

Associated place

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