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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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6203

Queen Victoria's First Visit to her Wounded Soldiers

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, 1856
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6203

x134621

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Mayer Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, mid-late 1850s
NPG x134621

Ax46764

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Maull & Co, published by Richard Smith
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1864)
NPG Ax46764

x197496

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Maull & Polyblank
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x197496

Ax131382

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG Ax131382

Ax46186

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax46186

x27758

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG x27758

x9114

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published July 1888
NPG x9114

x96058

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
NPG x96058

x96059

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
NPG x96059

x96060

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
NPG x96060

x96061

Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, circa 1889
NPG x96061

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