H.R.H Prince William, Duke of Cumberland mezzotint

Mezzotint of H.R.H. Prince William, Duke of Cumberland. Half length 
with wig, tricorne, plain coat with Garter star on left breast and sash
over right shoulder. Right arm extended. English text below,
His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cumberland &c &c &c
Sold by J. Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square.
 
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65) was the fourth son 
of George II (king of Great Britain and elector of Hanover, 1727-60). 
He led the cavalry into battle, with success, at Dettingen in 1743 and 
to contemporary England he was a hero.
 
John Faber Jnr. (1684-1756) produced this wonderful rich half length
mezzotint print of the Duke set in an oval and also an expanded version, 
both based on a painting commissioned by Cumberland's older brother, 
Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1744. The painting was a joint production 
by John Wootton (1682-1764), who specialized in equestrian subjects, 
and Thomas Hudson (1701-79)  who painted the head and shoulders 
of the Duke, and portrays the Duke on horse back at the battle of 
Dettingen in 1743. The prints were published circa 1744
Framed in Thomas Agnew Hogarth frame 352x452mm
plate size 227x328mm, sheet size 305x405mm
Price: £185.00
Artist : 
John Faber Jnr
SKU: N10285