Philip Jean (British, 1755-1802)
A rare work on paper portraying Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh (17761834), seated at a writing table and wearing black riding boots, white breeches, black cummerbund, scarlet double-breasted jacket with blue cuffs, facings and standing collar, gold epaulettes and brass buttons, the breast star of the Order of the Garter secured to his left breast, white frilled chemise and black stock, his hair lightly powdered.
Pencil and watercolour on paper, signed in ink on the obverse P Jean Pinxt, gilt-wood frame, the reverse bearing the remains of a handwritten label Phi.../ 3.
Rectangular, 243mm (9 9/16in) high
Provenance: Gifted to Dr Andrew Bain (d.1827) in 1822 according to later inscription to the reverse of the frame.