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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

(1763-1827), Commander-in-Chief of the Army; son of George III

Sitter associated with 71 portraits
Famed as the 'The Grand Old Duke of York' Frederick was the second son of George III. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, between 1798 and 1809. Unsuccessful in the field during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, he is better remembered for putting down corruption in the administration of the army. However, in 1809, he was dismissed from office after revelations that he and his mistress Mary Anne Clarke had been selling army commissions.

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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV, by Thomas R. Poole - NPG 3308

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV

by Thomas R. Poole
wax relief, 1795
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3308

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

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
NPG 999

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by George Swendale, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1563

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by George Swendale, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on millboard, 1829 (exhibited 1822)
NPG 1563

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, after John Jackson - NPG 1615

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

after John Jackson
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1822)
NPG 1615

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Sir David Wilkie - NPG 2936

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on panel, 1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2936

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by John De Veaux - NPG 2921

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by John De Veaux
wax medallion, circa 1832
NPG 2921

King George IV; Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by James Watson, after  Katharine Read - NPG D33327

King George IV; Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by James Watson, after Katharine Read
mezzotint, circa 1765-1770
NPG D33327

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Joseph Saunders, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D33216

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Joseph Saunders, published by Walter Shropshire, after Richard Brompton
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D33216

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Joseph Saunders, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D33214

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Joseph Saunders, published by Walter Shropshire, after Richard Brompton
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D33214

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Joseph Saunders, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D33215

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Joseph Saunders, published by Walter Shropshire, after Richard Brompton
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D33215

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Domenico Cunego, after  Edward Francis Cunningham (Calze) - NPG D33217

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Domenico Cunego, after Edward Francis Cunningham (Calze)
mezzotint, 1780s
NPG D33217

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Edmund Scott, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D10827

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Edmund Scott, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1789
NPG D10827

'Brunswick triumphant! or - the battle of the blood's, - pure, and contaminated', by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12400

'Brunswick triumphant! or - the battle of the blood's, - pure, and contaminated'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1789
NPG D12400

'A scene on Tuesday the 26th of May between a prince - and - a poltron', by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12401

'A scene on Tuesday the 26th of May between a prince - and - a poltron'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 27 May 1789
NPG D12401

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