[His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, & Frederick Bishop of Osnabrug.]
[London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No 53 in Fleet Street as the Act directs 10th Jan.y 1772.]
Mezzotint with small margins, proof before letters, scarce. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Old ink mss. attributions (Dukes of Clarence and Sussex) in bottom margin. Laid down.
A portrait of the two eldest sons of George, as young boys within an oval frame. The oldest son later became George IV; the second son, Frederick, became Duke of York and Albany in 1784 (mocked as the 'Grand Old Duke of York'), but here is 'Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück', a sinecure from his father's German dominions.
CS: 25, state i of ii; Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. From Salt Library (stamp verso).
[Ref: 34152] £520.00