George IV by Henry Bone R.A. (1755-1834), after Sir Thomas Lawrence R.A. (1769-1830).

Signed, inscribed and dated 1820 on the reverse, half-length, wearing red uniform with a high gold-embroidered collar, black cravat, with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

The Stars of the Orders of the Garter, Saint Esprit, Prussian Order of the Black Eagle, and the Polish Order of the White Eagle, sky background, enamel, oval, 17cm, set in a magnificent heavy ormolu frame by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, the mount applied with a pierced chain of the Order of the Garter, the spandrels with the badges of the Orders of St. Andrew, St. Patrick, the Bath and the Hanoverian Order of the Guelph, the border decorated with shamrock, thistle and rose, crowned orb surmount flanked by the lion and unicorn, the reverse inscribed: ‘presented by/George the Fourth/to/the Marquess Wellesley, K.G.K.C. and C. 1821’.

 

REFERENCE: MIN0093

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