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in gold frame, set in the original red leather case with trade label and written inscription H.R.H/ The Prince Edward/Duke of Kent/ and Earl of Strathearn/ To Captain Copeland R.N/ this Portrait of /His Father’s Royal Paton/ and/ Benevolent Friend/ was the Kind Gift/ of / Her Royal Highness/ His Princess Augusta/ Monday Oct 24/ 1836
This was probably painted to celebrate the Prince’s creation as Duke of Kent and Strathearn in April, 1799. There is another version of this in Her Majesty the Queen’s Collection by Edridge and an enamel copy by William Bate signed and dated 1810
Prince Edward was the 4th son of King George III and father of Queen Victoria. He was appointed a General and commander-in-chief of British forces in North America. On 23 March 1802 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar and nominally retained that post until his death. The Duke of Kent was appointed Field-Marshal of the Forces on 3 September 1805. He was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for more than a short visit (1791–1800) and the first prince to enter the United States (travelling to Boston by foot from Lower Canada after independence (1794).
On June 27th, 1792, Edward is credited with the first use of the term "Canadian" to mean both French and English settlers in Upper and Lower Canada. The Prince used the term in an effort to quell a riot between the two groups at a polling station in Charlesbourg, Lower Canada.
Captain Copeland; Christie’s, London 18 June, 1974
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