Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827) Commander-in-Chief of the Army; Bishop of Osnabrück; 2nd son of George III

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Joseph Nollekens, son of Joseph Francis Nollekens, a painter from Antwerp, was born in Dean Street, Soho. He studied under the sculptor Peter Scheemakers, before attending William Shipley’s drawing school on the Strand. In 1762 he travelled to Rome where he worked as an antiques dealer, restorer and copier, as well as sculpting portraits of English tourists. By 1771, he had returned to London and taken a house in Mortimer Street, Marylebone. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1772. He sculpted several church monuments and mythological subjects but it was his portrait busts which grew in popularity throughout his career. His final years were plagued by ill health and by 1816 he was almost deaf. He died at the age of 85.
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    People
    Frederick, Prince, Duke of York and Albany
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    marble, bust (as object name), marble bust
  • Details
    Title
    Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827) Commander-in-Chief of the Army; Bishop of Osnabrück; 2nd son of George III
    Date
    1835-1836
    Medium
    Marble bust
    Dimensions
    height: 70.00 cm, width: 53.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the United Service Club, October 1954
    Provenance
    Commissioned for the Junior United Service Club 1835-36; presented to Ministry of Works for Lancaster House by the members of the United Service Club on its dissolution in 1954
    GAC number
    2861