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Richard Crosse
PORTRAIT OF MARIA, DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1739-1807) WITH HER SON, WILLIAM FREDERICK, LATER 2ND DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1776-1834), 1779
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Richard Crosse
PORTRAIT OF MARIA, DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1739-1807) WITH HER SON, WILLIAM FREDERICK, LATER 2ND DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1776-1834), 1779
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Richard Crosse
KNOWLE, DEVON 1742 - 1810
PORTRAIT OF MARIA, DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1739-1807) WITH HER SON, WILLIAM FREDERICK, LATER 2ND DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AND EDINBURGH (1776-1834), 1779
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, black stained wood frame
172 by 134 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 May 1964, lot 71;
Colonel and Mrs G. Warland, by 1972;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 130

Literature

Foskett, 1972, p. 22, illust.

Catalogue Note

In 1776 the sitter married William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, the younger brother of King George III. The illegitimate daughter of Sir Edward Walpole, she was the widow of James, 2nd Earl of Waldegrave (1715-1763).

This miniature is mentioned in the artist's account book, 18 January 1779: H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester and a child delivered in 1776'.

The pose of the duchess is freely based on Reynold's portrait which was painted in circa 1771. Crosse has added to the composition a portrait of her son Prince William Frederick and a lap dog. Further in the background, European trees have been replaced with palms.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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