D. Foskett, Miniatures Dictionary and Guide, Woodbridge 1987, p. 142, pl. 31E
Robert White’s drawings are rare in private collections, although there are ten works in the Huntington Library, California and a further thirteen in the British Museum, London. In her dictionary, Daphne Foskett notes that the present drawing is very close in detail to a later portrait of the King by White in the collection of the Dukes of Portland.
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