A portrait of a young boy, resembling Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, (1841-1910), later Edward VII,
A portrait of a young boy, resembling Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, (1841-1910), later Edward VII,

DANIEL MCDOWELL (worked from c.1830)

A portrait of a young boy, resembling Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, (1841-1910), later Edward VII,

1851 Ireland

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A portrait bearing a resemblance to Edward VII as a young boy in Naval uniform, HMS Victory in the distance, Portsmouth Harbour


There is no record of the Prince joining the navy but it was common for young boys to be portrayed wearing sailors costume. Aged four, Edward was first given a scaled-down version of a sailor's uniform worn by ratings on the Royal Yacht. He wore it during a cruise off the Channel Islands and delighted his mother and the public alike. Popular engravings spread the idea and by the 1870s the sailor suit became normal dress for boys all over the world.
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Dimensions
Height 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Width 24.00 inch (60.96 cm)
Stock Code
4188
Medium
Pastel and coloured chalks
Signed/Inscribed
Signed and dated 1851 on the obverse
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