Equestrian statuette of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), third son of George II, then Prince of Wales, as he appeared around 1745.
Equestrian statuette of the Duke of Cumberland by Sir Henry Cheere, c. 17461770
© National Army Museum
- Lead & bronze patina on marble plinth
- 53 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £25,000)
- Acquired in:
- Joanna Barnes Fine Art
It seems likely to date from 1745, around the time of the Duke's victory over Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie, at Culloden, and the subsequent punitive campaign in the Highlands which earned him the name of 'Butcher'.
Private collection ; Sotheby's 1990; Joanna Barnes Fine Art.
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