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Prince Augustus Frederick (1773–1843)

Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Three-quarter-length portrait of the Duke of Sussex, seated on the President’s chair of the Royal Society, the red leather upholstery surmounted by the Society’s coat-of-arms. Sussex is turned slightly to the right as viewed. On a table to the left rests a portfolio of papers and the Society’s silver gilt mace. The table is covered by a blue cloth edged with a gold fringe. Sussex wears a black velvet suit with matching tasselled cap, knee breeches and grey silk stockings.

The Royal Society





oil on canvas


H 143.9 x W 113 cm

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presented or bequeathed by the Duke of Sussex (?), mid-19th C

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