[Lord FitzClarence; with facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. M. & N. Hanhart, Impt.
Lithograph on india paper, india 205 x 160mm. 8 x 6¼". Some marginal foxing.
Portrait of General Lord Frederick FitzClarence, GCH (1799 – 1854), illegitimate son of King William IV and his mistress, actress Dorothea Jordan. While a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, FitzClarence commanded a small detachment of Guards to act in support of the police with the arrest of the Cato Street conspirators in 1820. The arrest was not straightforward, and a scuffle ensued when Fitzclarence had his life endangered, Sgt. James Graham is recorded as the man who saved FitzClarence's life. On 24 May 1831 he was granted the rank of a marquess' younger son. He was also invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order (G.C.H.) From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue p.216, 1. See NPG 4026(25).
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