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Anonymous, 19th century

Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1771-1815) c. 1848-76

Oil on canvas | 130.6 x 103.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 405143

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Brother to Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV, the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel led the voluntary corps of Black Brunswickers against Napoleon. He was killed at the Battle of Quatre Bras (16 June 1815) just days before Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.