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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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A Case of Indigestion (William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester; Sir Henry Halford, 1st Bt)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 May 1834
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D38899

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
photogravure, (1780)
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D38902

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester

by William Say, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, early 19th century
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D38903

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and unknown man

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, early 19th century
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D38900

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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D38901

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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