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His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland. &c.
His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland. &c.
Bockman Delin. et fecit.
Sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1760].
Laid on board. Some light staining and foxing.
Third son of George II. A life-long soldier, described by Horace Walpole as 'proud and unforgiving, fond of war for its own sake' [1721 - 1765]. His victory at Culloden in 1746 ended the Jacobite threat, but his severe treatment of the rebels earned him the nickname of 'Butcher Cumberland'.
CS: 4, "apparently an after state" of CS 3.
[Ref: 693]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Worshipful Company of the Mistery of Goldsmiths in the City of London this plate is Humbly Dedicated by their most humble Servant G.Bockman. St. Dunstan was well-extracted, being related to King Athelston.
To the Worshipful Company of the Mistery of Goldsmiths in the City of London this plate is Humbly Dedicated by their most humble Servant G.Bockman. St. Dunstan was well-extracted, being related to King Athelston.
B. Pinxit & fecit 1743.
Trimmed to plate.
St. Dunstan (c.909-88), abbot of Glastonbury, bishop of Worcester, bishop of London, and archbishop of Canterbury, as well as serving as minister of state to several Saxon kings. A late C11th legend tells that the Devil tempted Dunstan disguised as a woman, but was caught by the nose with the tongs shown in this portrait.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 695]   £660.00  
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