H. R. H. Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence & Avondale. [1864– 1892]
A waist length portrait of the Prince in the uniform of the 10th Royal Hussars, 6 x 4 ins, signed top left Edward 1890. The prince, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, remained second in line to the throne until his early death left his younger brother, Prince George, to succeed King Edward VII as George V. The date of the signature coincides with his seven month tour of India which began in the autumn of 1889. The Prince was known in the royal family as Eddy and signed personal photographs as Edward.                                            SOLD 5th September
The red leather frame, impressed on the strut Lovegrove & Flint, 8 Halkin St. West, has a royal monogram E beneath an imperial crown. The silver inner frame has London hallmarks for 1894 with the maker’s mark AWC. The top of the sliding back of the frame and the strut have an old leather repair. The amount of wear to the frame is commensurate with the life it
may have led if belonging to one of the prince’s former military colleagues who would have been travelling a lot. The fact that the frame dates from a few years after the prince’s death is probably a reflection that these were made for friends who wanted a suitable housing for a
signed memento. The 10th (Prince of Wales’ Own Royal) Hussars was very much a regiment favoured by the royal family [the prince’s father was Colonel of the Regiment] and it was a popular regiment with sons of the aristocracy. aug27/1