His Royal Highness the Duke of York. From a Drawing by Geo. Atkinson profilist to His Majesty and the Royal Family.
Published 20th April, 1825. by G. Atkinson, Brighton.
Coloured aquatint. 400 x 290mm. Slight soiling on outer edges of the paper.
H.R.H.Frederick Augustus Duke of York & Albany [1763-1827] was appointed colonel of the 2nd Horse Grenadier Guards (now 2nd Life Guards) in 1782, and promoted major-general and appointed colonel of the Coldstream Guards in 1784. He was created Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster on 29 November 1784 and became a member of the Privy Council.Famed as the 'The Grand Old Duke of York' Frederick was the second son of George III. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, between 1798 and 1809. Unsuccessful in the field during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, he is better remembered for putting down corruption in the administration of the army. In 1809, he was dismissed from office after revelations that his mistress Mary Anne Clarke had been selling army commissions. This portrait shows his stolling on the Horse Guards Parade.
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