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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), Son of George II; father of George III

Eldest son of George II; 'poor Fred'; born at Hanover, created Duke of Gloucester, 1717, Duke of Edinburgh and KG, 1727; came to England, 1728, Prince of Wales, 1729; married, 1736, Augusta of Saxe Gotha; banished from St James's, 1737, removed to Norfolk House, London, and Kew; a musician of moderate skill, he had a fine taste in pictures.

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Millar 1961
O. Millar, 'Notes on the Royal Collection - I’, Burlington Magazine, CIII, 1961.

Sherwell 1956
J. W. Sherwell, The History of the Guild of Saddlers, 3rd edition, 1956.

Strickland 1916
W. G. Strickland, A ... Catalogue of the Pictures ... in Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, 1916.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.