George Prince of Denmark.At Kensington Palace.
Impensis J. & P. Knapton, Londini.
Copper Engraving, published state, 360 x 220mm. 14¼ x 8¾". Horizontal crease through centre.
George, Prince of Denmark (1653 - 1708); Consort of Queen Anne. Title to oval masonry frame, a crown, scroll and allegorical figure carved in relief below. 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. Engraved in Amsterdam by Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780) after Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723). This plate included in Thomas Birch's 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain', published in folio in London by Knapton between 1743 and 1752.
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