British School, 18th/19th Century
George IV as The Prince of Wales
Unsigned, with labels including one from The Closson Art Galleries, Cincinnati,
on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 28 1/4 x 23 3/4 in. (71.5 x 60.5 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure, surface accretions.
N.B. The portrait is somewhat similar in feel to that painted by John Russell, RA, in 1789, now in the collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, which may have been the inspiration for this copy.
Stretcher incised "W.MORRILL/LINER" u.c. bar. Also with a label from Art Conservation & Services, San Francisco, California,on the stretcher. Other period labels on the stretcher are unattributed and variously inscribed with numbers. One more promising label is inscribed "S.Buckly & Co/8-5-21"
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