• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 57


    Price Realised  


    William, Duke of Clarence (1765-1837), in blue coat with gold buttons, white cravat, black stock, wearing the sash and breast-star of the Order of the Thistle, powdered hair en queue
    on ivory
    oval, 2 3/8 in. (58 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount within rectangular wood frame

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    The original portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, framed together with other portraits of George III, Queen Charlotte and their children, is at Windsor Castle.

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