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Sir William Beechey (1753-1839)

Ernest, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851) c.1797-1802

RCIN 404564

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This full-length portrait of George IV’s younger brother was exhibited, along with that of Princess Augusta, at the Royal Academy in 1802. Probably conceived as a pair, the two were hanging together at Kew Palace in 1805, where the royal siblings spent much time together.

Painted for George III