12 June 2006
RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (BRITISH, 1742-1821)
George IV (1762-1830) when Prince of Wales, in the robes of the Order of the Garter, blue cloak embroidered with the shield of the Order of the Garter, white silk bows, wearing the collar chain of the Order of the Garter around his neck, frilled white cravat, powdered hair; sky background
signed in full and dated on the backing paper 'Rdus Cosway R.A. Primarius Pictor Serenissimi Walliæ Principis Pinxit 1788'
oval, 1 13/16 in. (46 mm.) high, gold frame with glazed reverse to reveal the signature
Ludwig Neumann, London; Christie's, London, 2-3 July 1919, lot 149 (130gns. to H. & J. Simmons).
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