William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
1760-1761, based on a work of circa 1758-1760
34 1/2 in. x 23 1/4 in. (876 mm x 591 mm)
NPG 229

This portraitback to top

A copy, with minor differences, of the whole length in the Devonshire collection, Chatsworth. Scharf suggests it was painted 'by John Powell, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, as a guide to the engraver'. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) Sir George Scharf, Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures, Busts & etc. in the National Portrait Gallery, new and enlarged edition, 1888, p 134.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey wig, whitish face, corpulent; Garter robes; dark brown drapery behind; lit from right.

Conservationback to top

Slightly rubbed and varnish discoloured; re-stretched and extended approximately ½ in. down left side of the picture; repaired 1889.

Provenanceback to top

Bought, 1867, from J. N. Breun of Greek Street, London.


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.

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