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Fine Art

'The Duke of Sussex' Original 1937 India Ink & Coloured Wash Drawing by Rex Whistler

Very scarce original India ink & coloured wash salon drawing by the inimitable Rex Whistler (1905-1944) depicting Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) 'tipsily' approaching Queen Victoria in a state room. To the left, Albert, Prince Consort playing chess. 

In a rococo cartouche manner topped by upper 'L&R' corner gouache crowns on exquisite pearl grey paper.

Published by Nash Magazine February-March 1937 as illustrations to 'The Court Circle' by Laurence Housman.

Thence the 2nd in the series of four.

Provenance, the estate of John Teed, Esq-

Description featured on page 91 in 'The Works of Rex Whistler' by Laurence Whistler (Rex's brother) & Ronald Fuller

Published 1960 by Batsford Press

Image Sz: 9" x 8.5"

 


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