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The Children of their Royal Highnesses Frederick & Augusta Prince & Princess of Wales

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    late 1760s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (engraver)
    Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
    Bowles, Carington, born 1724 - died 1793 (publisher)
    Du Pan, Barthélémy, born 1712 - died 1763 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    27146

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 14

Physical description

Whole-length group portrait of the six children of Frederick Lewis and Augusta, the Prince and Princess of Wales, in a landscape. Elizabeth at left in a child's carriage which is drawn by a dog; Augusta, holding Henry in her arms, and William are at centre; George, carrying a bow, and Edward, carrying a musket, are at left.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

late 1760s (published)

Artist/maker

Faber, John the younger (engraver)
Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
Bowles, Carington, born 1724 - died 1793 (publisher)
Du Pan, Barthélémy, born 1712 - died 1763 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'The Children of their Royal Highnesses Frederick & Augusta Prince & Princess of Wales. Princess Elizabeth Born 30 Decr. 1740. Princess Augusta and Prince Hanrry Born 1 Augt. 1737 Born 27 Octr. 1745. Prince William Born 4 Novr. 1743 Prince George, Born 24 May 1738 Prince Edward Born 14 March 1738/9 Du Pan Pinxt. J. Faber Fecit. Printed for John Bowles, at No. 43 in Cornhill, and Carington Bowles, at No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 40 cm cut, Width: 54.8 cm cut

Descriptive line

'The Children of their Royal Highnesses Frederick & Augusta Prince & Princess of Wales'. Group portrait in a landscape. Mezzotint by John Faber, the younger, after Barthélémy Du Pan, late 1760s.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p.354.

Production Note

The NPG version of this print is dated ca.1746-1756; however, the address used by John Bowles, as well as the publishing address of his son Carington, suggest that this print was re-published in the 1760s, presumably after 1765 when street numbering came into effect, and certainly after 1763 when Carington Bowles was operating at a separate address in St. Paul's Church Yard. Earlier states of this print were published by John and his brother Thomas Bowles, Carington's predecessor at St. Paul's Church Yard.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Bow; Princesses; Landscape; Carriage; Princes; Musket; Children; Dogs

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Royalty; Children & Childhood

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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