John Bromley after R. Bowyer
His Royal Highness Frederick, Duke of York
14 x 19 inches
Half-length mezzotint portrait by Bromley after Bowyer; published in London in 1828.
This not particularly flattering portrait of the Duke of York (and Albany) was published in 1828, a year after his death. He was born in 1763 as the second son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. From an early age he was expected to take up a career within the British Army where he successfully instituted many reforms and led his troops into battle. He is commemorated in a large column and flight of steps that link The Mall to Waterloo Place and, perhaps most famously, for the nursery rhyme in which he marched his ten thousand men up to the top of the hill and then marched them down again!£375