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Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850–1942), here wearing robes of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realm over the uniform of a Field Marshal, was the third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria. From an early age the prince was interested in military matters and in 1866 he entered the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. He completed his studies in 1868. During his military career, the Duke served in Gibraltar, Egypt and India, becoming Commander-in-Chief in Ireland for four years from 1900.
oil on canvas
H 54 x W 35 cm
gift from Miss J. M. Bonnar, 1975