George, William Frederick, Marquis of AilesburyLt Colonel Commandant of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry cavalry. By request of the Regiment.
Arnz & Cie. lith. Dusseldorf. [German, n.d., c.1857.]
Rare and scarce hand coloured lithograph, image 580 x 480mm. 22¾ x 19". Small dent to image upper left, paper slightly soiled. Unexamined out of contemporary maple frame.
Large and fine equestrian portrait of George William Frederick Brudenell-Bruce, 2nd Marquess of Ailesbury (1804 - 1878), politician and royal courtier; riding in a landscape in uniform as Colonel of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, with officers, and troopers behind. He was styled Lord Bruce between 1814 and 1821 and Earl Bruce between 1821 and 1856, and succeeded his to his father's titles in 1856. Bruce entered the House of Commons in 1826, representing Marlborough as Member of Parliament until 1829. He was appointed Yeomanry Aide to Queen Victoria in 1857 and was invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1859. Ailesbury held political office under Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell as Master of the Horse between 1859 and 1866. Having previously been a Deputy Lieutenant, he became Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire in 1863.
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