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Portrait of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales at a Review, Attended by Lord Heathfield, General Turner, Col. Bloomfield, and Baron Eben; Col. Quinton in the Distance

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John Singleton Copley undertook this monumental portrait of the Prince of Wales, the future King George IV, in 1804, without a commission, hoping it would secure him future royal patronage. The artist was in his mid-sixties and entering a final, tumultuous phase of his life and career. His...

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1809, the artist; 1815, by descent to the artist's son, Lord Lyndhurst, London; March 5, 1864, Lyndhurst Sale, Christie's, London, lot 88 to Cox acting as agent for the granddaughter of the artist, Martha Babcock Amory (1812-1880), Boston; 1880, by descent to her daughter, Susan Greene Dexter, Boston; 1925, bequest of Susan Greene Dexter to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1925)

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Bequest of Susan Greene Dexter in memory of Charles and Martha Babcock Amory

George IV When Prince of Wales



372.11 x 318.45 cm (146 1/2 x 125 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas