A rare enamel portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)  in profile

WILLIAM GRIMALDI (1751-1830)

A rare enamel portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) in profile

1817 United Kingdom

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in profile, against blue background, the bust line inscribed Prince of Waterloo and dated 1817

Prince of Waterloo is a title in the Dutch and Belgian nobility, held by the Duke of Wellington. The title was created by William I of the Netherlands for Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington as a victory title in recognition of defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.



Peter Turnerelli, an Irish Sculptor from 1797 to 1800, taught modelling to the daughters of George III and was subsequently Sculptor-in-Ordinary to the Royal Family. This led to a large international royal and aristocratic clientele for whom he modelled busts such as those of George III (1810; Windsor Castle, Berks, Royal Col.), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1815; London, India Office) and Louis XVIII (exh. R.A. 1816)
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Catalogue Chronological and Descriptive of Paintings, Drawings and
Engravings by and after William Grimaldi, R.A. Privately printed, 1873, no. 38.
Dimensions
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
4473
Medium
enamel on copper
Signed/Inscribed
inscribed in gold on the obverse Duke of Wellington by / W. Grimaldi: Enamel Painter to the Prince Regent, and fully signed on the reverse.
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