Presenting the rarest original India ink & coloured wash salon drawing to come to market by the inimitable Rex Whistler (1905-1944) depicting Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) 'tipsily' approaching Queen Victoria in a state room. To the left, Albert, Prince Consort playing chess.
In a rococo cartouche manner topped by upper 'L&R' corner gouache crowns on exquisite pearl grey paper.
Published by Nash Magazine February-March 1937 as illustrations to 'The Court Circle' by Laurence Housman.
Thence the 2nd in the series of four.
Provenance, the estate of John Teed, Esq-
Description featured on page 91 in 'The Works of Rex Whistler' by Laurence Whistler (Rex's brother) & Ronald Fuller
Published 1960 by Batsford Press
Image Sz: 9" x 8.5"