Equestrian statuette of the Duke of Cumberland by Sir Henry Cheere

Equestrian statuette of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), third son of George II, then Prince of Wales, as he appeared around 1745.

Details

Medium:
Lead & bronze patina on marble plinth
Dimensions:
53 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
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'.

Provenance

Private collection ; Sotheby's 1990; Joanna Barnes Fine Art.

Venue details

National Army Museum Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, LONDON London SW3 4HT 020 7730 0717 www.nam.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am - 5.30pm (Last admission 5pm)

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