"His Grace The Duke of Wellington"
by James Scott (1809-1899)
after John Lilley (fl. 1835-1846)
Published by Thomas Boys (fl. 1819-1853)
Mixed method engraving and mezzotint
Measures: 74 cm x 47.5 cm
(93.5 cm x 67 cm (framed))
A large and very impressive engraved portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The subject full-length, standing and looking to the front, wearing a cloak which he holds with his right hand, over military uniform fastened with three double breasted buttons, star, medal, Order of the Golden Fleece, and white cravat; his left hand resting on a paper lettered with 'Dover Harb[our]', lying on a carpet covered table; column behind to the right, Dover Castle in the distance at left. Lettered beneath the image "His Grace the Duke of Wellington K.G. &c,&c,&c / As Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports / To Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria / This Portrait of / His Grace the Duke of Wellington, K.G. &c. &c. &c. / As Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. / Painted expressly for the Corporation of Dover for their Town Hall. / Is by Royal Permission specially dedicated by Her Majesty's very devoted & most obedient humble Servant / Thomas Boys", production details and publication line: "Painted by John Lilley", "Engraved by James Scott", "London, Published June 18, 1838 by Thomas Boys, Printseller to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, XI, Golden Square".
Presented in country-house condition in a substantial, 19th Century birdseye maple veneered frame.
See British Museum 1872,1012.4624
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