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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

Regency Portraits Catalogue

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by John De Veaux
circa 1832
2 1/4 in. x 2 in. (57 mm x 51 mm) oval
NPG 2921

Inscriptionback to top

Embossed on truncation: DE VEAUX/DUBLIN.

This portraitback to top

The wax probably dates from 1832 when De Veaux exhibited an intaglio gem RA 1832 (1084). A plaster medallion of the Duke by De Veaux is in the National Museum of Ireland (W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 2 vols., 1913, 276). The profile appears to derive from Parker's Great Men medallion by A. J. Stothard issued in 1826 and itself originating in Nollekens's bust of 1813.

Physical descriptionback to top

Profile to right.

Provenanceback to top

Given by R. M. Holland-Martin 1937 with a similar wax medallion of William IV (see Richard Ormond, National Portrait Gallery: Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p 509).

Exhibitionsback to top

‘Irish Portraits 1660-1860’, National Gallery of Ireland, 1969, NPG, 1970 and Ulster Museum, Belfast, 1970 (182).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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