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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), Army officer

Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Prince George was the only son of Adolphus Frederick, the youngest son of King George III. After brief service in the Hanoverian Army, he became a colonel in the British Army in 1837. At the beginning of the Crimean War, he commanded the 1st Division and by the end of the war had taken part in all the major battles, although he was not seen as a particularly distinguished leader. After the war, he was promoted to general (1856), field marshal (1862) and commander-in-chief in 1887. The government wished to implement army reform, including the abolition of his position. The Duke resisted pressure to resign for several years until the Queen advised him to leave in 1895.

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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, circa 1889
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
quarter-plate glass negative, circa 1889
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Unknown photographer
albumen panel card, 1890s-early 1900s
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1890
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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1890
NPG x96068

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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Tielemann
mezzotint, published 1830
NPG D1195

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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by William Ward, after John Lucas
mezzotint, published 1837
NPG D32543

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Key to Mr Leslie's picture of Queen Victoria receiving the Holy Sacrament at her Coronation

published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Charles Robert Leslie
engraving, published 1839
NPG D33660

D42981

The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington

by Samuel Henry Gordon Alken, and by George Augustus Sala, published by Ackermann & Co
hand coloured etching and aquatint, 1 March 1853
NPG D42981

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Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge ('Statesmen No. 47.')

by Alfred Thompson (Atn)
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 23 April 1870
NPG D43428

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