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Place of creation
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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.
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Copy negative C-105213
1990-207 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-60
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.
Copyist (art): Falkland, Amelia Fitz Clarence Cary, 1803-1858. Viscountess,
Artist: Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641,
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