1 - 2 December 2015
JEREMIAH MEYER (ANGLO-GERMAN, 1735-1789)
An unfinished portrait of King George IV (1762-1830) when Prince of Wales, in red coat with blue collar
Oval, 60 mm. high, later silver frame with paste surround and tied ribbon surmount
Sotheby's, London, 19 December 1977, lot 123 (as a young officer).
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R. Walker, The Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Cambridge, 1992, p. 131.
A finished miniature by Jeremiah Meyer which corresponds to the present lot is in the British Royal Collection, see R. Walker, op. cit., p. 131, no. 258, illustrated, and a further version is at Calenberg.
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