The Wallace Collection

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George IV, as Prince of Wales, called
  • French School
  • George IV, as Prince of Wales, called
  • c. 1770 - 1790
  • Miniature
  • Painted on ivory
  • Image size: 5.6 x 4.7 cm
    Border size: 6.6 x 5.3 cm
  • M37
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
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Further Reading
  • The free use of gouache in this miniature indicates that the artist was trained in the methods developed in France in the second half of the 18th century. This work is traditionally described as George IV when Prince of Wales and may well be a French copy after an English portrait of him. However the likeness is not wholly convincing and the absence of any insignia is puzzling.