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Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)

'The Music Party': Frederick, Prince of Wales with his Three Eldest Sisters 1733

RCIN 402414

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The Prince of Wales (1707–51) is here shown in a fashionable interior playing the cello, accompanied by his sisters, Anne (1709–59) on the harpsichord and Caroline (1713–57) on the mandora (a type of lute). Princess Amelia (1711–86) reads a volume of Milton’s poems.