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King George II (1683–1727, reigned 1727–60)

Manufactory:
Vauxhall (British)
Date:
ca. 1760
Culture:
British, probably Vauxhall
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 7 1/16 × 12 5/8 × 6 7/8 in. (17.9 × 32.1 × 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.418a, b
Not on view
The king wears a cavalry officer's cuirass beneath his military cloak, signifying his role during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48). George II personally led the cavalry charge of British, Hanoverian, and Austiran troops to their victory over a superior French force at the Battle of Dettingen, 1743.
Marking: Unmarked
Arthur Hurst (until 1940; his sale, Sotheby's, London, November 28, 1940, lot 41); Irwin Untermyer (by 1957–64; to MMA)
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