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His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    02/04/1801 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, James, born 1769 - died 1859 (engraver)
    Shee, Martin Archer Sir, born 1769 - died 1850 (artist)
    Messrs. Wards & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.620-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 28

Physical description

Portrait, full-length, standing, looking to right and dressed in naval uniform and Parliament robes with the Garter collar and badge. The sitter is holding a roll of paper in his left hand To the left is a table with papers, quill and books; behind is the base of a column.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

02/04/1801 (published)

Artist/maker

Ward, James, born 1769 - died 1859 (engraver)
Shee, Martin Archer Sir, born 1769 - died 1850 (artist)
Messrs. Wards & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Engraved from the Original Picture Painted for the town of Liverpool by M Ar Shee Esqr RA…Engraved by Jas Ward Painted & Engraver to His RH the Prince of Wales and Published April 2 1801 by Messrs Wards & Co No 6 Newman Street London.'
Lettered with name of sitter, dedication to the Mayor and Corporation of Liverpool and

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm, Width: 45.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print, full-length portrait of William IV, when Duke of Clarence, in naval uniform and robes. Mezzotint by James Ward, after Martin Arthur Shee, 1801.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Duke; Books; Uniform; Column; Quill; Robes

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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