Unknown - portrait of Frederick Prince of Wales

This miniature portrait is a puzzle at present. There is an engraved inscription on the reverse which describes it as "H.R.H. Prince Frederick Louis of Wales eldest son of George 2nd by N Lagilliere". The Prince pre-deceased his father, George I, and thus never became king. The reference to Lagilliere is puzzling as Lagilliere only painted large portraits. It may refer to a copy of a portrait by Lagilliere, but he may not still have been alive when the Prince was the age in the portrait. It is also difficult to decide whether the portrait was painted in the 18C or 19C. However, it is well painted. 1067

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