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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    After David Morier

    Equestrian portrait of King George II (1683-1760), in a scarlet coat and breastplate, wearing the ribbon and star of the Garter, at the Battle of Dettingen

    Estimate

    After David Morier
    Equestrian portrait of King George II (1683-1760), in a scarlet coat and breastplate, wearing the ribbon and star of the Garter, at the Battle of Dettingen
    with inscription 'J. WYCK. / George 2nd at the Battle of Dettingen.' (along the upper and lower edges)
    oil on canvas
    29 7/8 x 25 1/8 in. (76 x 64 cm.)


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    After the picture of c.1745 at Windsor Castle, which was presumably designed to commemorate the victory at Dettingen in 1743. This was a battle between a British, Hanoverian, Dutch and Austrian force against the French during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The King had led his troops into battle and fought with great bravery. Morier's monumental portrait was engraved by Simon Ravenet, which was probably the source of reproductions and variations such as this portrait.

    Provenance

    Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire, for at least 200 years, and thence by family descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Gentleman (Lots 23 & 24)