The Victorious Duke of Cumberland.
Engraving, sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Very rare & fine.
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721 - 1765), in military uniform, probably cropped from a full-length portrait. The third son of George II and a life-long soldier, the Duke was described by Horace Walpole as 'proud and unforgiving, fond of war for its own sake'. His victory at Culloden in 1746 ended the Jacobite threat, but his severe treatment of the rebels earned him the nickname 'Butcher Cumberland'.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36516] £260.00