His Royal Highness George Prince of Denmark. Lord High Admiral of England, General of Her Majesties Forces & Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports &c.
Sold by I. Smith at the Lyon and Crown in Russel Street Covent Garden. [n.d. c.1704.]
Mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 347 x 251mm. 13¾ x 10". Cut and laid on sheet.
George, Prince of Denmark (1653-1708); Consort of Queen Anne. The second son of Frederick III, King of Denmark, George married Princess Anne in 1683. There was not much affection for George in England: he was widely held to be lazy, incompetent, hypocritical, and to speak poor English. Anne became Queen of England in 1702, but George was not made King. He was given charge of the Admiralty but had little skill. This was made worse by the chronic asthma which eventually killed him.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
[Ref: 12829] £230.00