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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester (1776-1834), Field Marshal

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester, was a member of the British royal family, great-grandson of George II. He entered the army with the rank of colonel the age of thirteen in 1789, and was rapidly promoted further through the ranks: he was made major-general at twenty, lieutenant-general in twenty-three, general at thirty-two, and field marshal by the time he was forty. In 1816, he married Princess Mary, his cousin, and the fourth daughter of George III. His rather comical appearance made him the butt of cartoonists, to whom he was known as Slice of Gloucester and Cheese.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
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'Questions and commands; or, the mistaken road to He-r-f-rd; a Sunday evenings amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 February 1788
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester ('A slice of Glo'ster cheese')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 June 1795
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'The bridal night'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 18 May 1797
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'Patern-staff. Weymouth 1797'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 November 1797
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'Loyal souls; - or - a peep into the mess room, at St James's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 14 November 1797
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'The wedding night'

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1797
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by Edward Bell, after John Westbrooke Chandler
mezzotint, published 1799
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by Edward Bell, after John Westbrooke Chandler
mezzotint, published 1799
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by John Cochran, published by William Sams
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1825
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1826
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A Horse Marine

by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 March 1830
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Argumentum Ad Hominem (William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester; Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover)

by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 March 1831
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May Day

by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 May 1831
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'Two Bright Constellations' (William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester; Sir Robert Thomas Wilson)

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 July 1833
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A Sharp Between Two Flats

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 August 1833
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The Horatii & the Curiatii

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 April 1834
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The Rival Chancellors (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester)

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 May 1834
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A Case of Indigestion (William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester; Sir Henry Halford, 1st Bt)

by John Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducote, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 May 1834
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
photogravure, (1780)
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, early 19th century
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and unknown man

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 19th century
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, early 19th century
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, early 19th century
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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by and published by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 26 April 1807
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