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William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester ('A slice of Glo'ster cheese') by James Gillray

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester (‘A slice of Glo’ster cheese’) by James Gillray

A whole length hand-coloured  Georgian caricature-portrait of Prince William Frederick of Gloucester. Designed in an oval setting, the Prince is shown in profile, facing rightwards, and bearing a strong and suggestive resemblance to his uncle King George III. He is shown wearing military uniform, having served in Flanders in 1794 during the Revolutionary Wars.

The Prince, later the Duke, of Gloucester had become popularly and affectionately known as 'Slice of Gloster' or simply 'Slice' by the early 1700s.


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Dimensions: 45cm (17¾") High, 30.5cm (12") Wide
Stock code: AD1662

Drawn by James Gilray and printed by Hannah Humphrey in London, 29th June 1795.