Oil on canvas, initialled & inscribed verso
17½ x 14½ in. (oval) 28 x 25 in. framed
His Serene Highness Prince Adolphus of Teck, later Marquess of Cambridge GCB.,GCVO., CMG.
Henry Weigall was a British portrait painter who was the son of the sculptor Henry Weigall 1800 – 1803. He lived at 3 St. James Street London and exhibited over one hundred and fifty paintings at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution.
He was predominantly a painter of London Society and the aristocracy. His subjects included: The Duke of Wellington (painted by sittings given by the Duke in 1851), Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (painted by Royal Command), Earl Grosvenor, Alexandra Princess of Wales ( exhibited at the R.A. by command of the Queen), Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, His Serene Highness Francis Duke of Teck (the parents of Adolphus), Her Royal Highness Princess Frederica of Hanover, and His Majesty the King (commissioned by Wellington College).