Francis Ayscough with the Prince of Wales (later King George III) and Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany

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Francis Ayscough with the Prince of Wales (later King George III) and Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, by Richard Wilson, circa 1749 - NPG 1165 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Ayscough with the Prince of Wales (later King George III) and Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany

by Richard Wilson
oil on canvas, circa 1749
81 1/2 in. x 101 1/2 in. (2070 mm x 2578 mm)
Given by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, 1900
Primary Collection
NPG 1165


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  • Richard Wilson (1714-1782), Landscape painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter associated with 8 portraits.

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This portrait depicts the sons of Frederick, Prince of Wales, during a lesson by their tutor Francis Ayscough. Ayscough had earlier acted as Clerk of the Closet to the boys' father and to the right of George a large volume with the Prince of Wales's feathers on the binding rests against a globe. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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