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Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland

8 of 166 portraits by Michael Dahl

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland, by Michael Dahl, circa 1705 -NPG 4163 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue

Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland

after Michael Dahl
circa 1705
49 1/2 in. x 40 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1029 mm)
NPG 4163

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Directly related to the (reversed) half-length engraving by J. Simon (J. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits, 69) published after 1702. The original is probably that at Frederiksborg (2604); a studio version was sold Sotheby’s, 24 November 2005, lot 32, and a slightly reduced version is at Temple Newsam (PA.1948.0022. 0008). [1] A derivative miniature by C. Richter was with E. M. Hodgkins in 1910. [2]
Dahl appears to have been particularly favoured by the Prince. [3]

Footnotesback to top

1) Illus. The Public Catalogue Foundation, West Yorks., 2004, p 67.
2) C. Holme & G. C. Williamson, Portrait Miniatures, 1910, pl.xi; W. Nisser, Michael Dahl, 1927, p 166, cat. p 137, no.9a (no.9b, a second undescribed Richter enamel, listed at Rosenborg Castle).
3) Cf. W. Nisser, Michael Dahl, 1927, pp 24, 29.

Referenceback to top

Piper 1963
D. Piper, Catalogue of the Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery 1625-1714, 1963, pp 135-136.

Provenanceback to top

[the Dalyell family, whose estates passed to the Wilkie family in 1865 on the death of the 8th Baronet] John D. Wilkie and the Misses Wilkie, The Binns, Linlithgow, sale Christie’s, 20 February 1914, lot 17 as The Duke of Albemarle, bought Leger; H. MacFarlane, London, from whom purchased 1960.

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Meet the Family, Welsh Arts Council, 1972, no.20; Beningbrough 1992–.


This extended catalogue entry is from the National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Later Stuart Portraits 1685–1714, National Portrait Gallery, 2009, 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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