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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
by Sir David Wilkieoil on panel, 182323 1/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. (591 mm x 521 mm)Purchased, 1938NPG 2936
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29 March 2018, 16:05
Allan Cunningham. The Life of Sir David Wilkie. London: John Murray, 1843. Vols I, II and III.
The following is an extract from Wilkie’s Journal to be found in Vol.II, p 15: entry for Jan 1819:
“23, Sir Willoughby Gordon wrote to me to-day to say, that the Duke of York had consented to sit for the portrait, and would come to my house, when necessary, for the purpose. Wrote to Sir Willoughby in answer, and agreed to meet him at York House, on Tuesday next, to look at the apartment that is to be the scene of the picture. The price not less than 100 guineas, nor more than 150.”
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