WEST, Benjamin
(b. 1738, Springfield, d. 1820, London)

Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, and Prince Frederick, later Duke of York

Oil on canvas, 241 x 166 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

George, later George IV, and Frederick, later Duke of York, were the sons of King George III of England. The painting, intended as a gift for Catherine the Great of Russia, was commissioned from West by George III and his wife, Sophia-Charlotte.