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Copy of a portrait of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 drawing / dessin : black and red pencil, and white gouache on grey tinted wove paper
Support: 13.100 x 25.300 cm (u.l. corner cut out)
Image: 13.100 x 25.300 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm

Scope and content

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham from a painting by Anthony van Dyck of George and his brother Lord Francis Villiers (1635, Windsor Castle). The painting was engraved by James McArdell (1710-1765). Robert Dunkarton (1744-1811?) engraved the Duke alone. This portrait of George Villiers was well known, it was the source for Thomas Gainsborough's portrait of Jonathan Buttall (The Blue Boy, c.1770).
This copy is attributed to Lady Falkland, who signed other copies in the album (1990-207-41X and -55X). It could be from the original, a copy, or an engraving since Falkland, an illegitimate daughter of William IV, might have had access to the Royal Collection after her fathers accession in 1830. Van Dyck's portrait can be seen in the background of Johann Zoffany's portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Frederick, later Duke of York, at Windsor Castle.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
No restrictions on use for reproduction
or publication
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-105213
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-60
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Removed from: Album: sketch mounted with glue on folio 70 recto

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.


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