November 16, 2018 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


After John Russell

(British, 1745–1806)

George Prince of Wales, wearing the uniform of the Royal Kentish Bowmen, after the portrait held by the Royal Collection Trust dated 1791, a 19th century copy, unsigned, oil on canvas, 19-5/8 x 13-1/2 in.; gilt wood and composition frame, 27 x 20-1/2 in.


To the great benefit of English archery the prince regent, and later king, George IV (1762–1830) was a dedicated archer himself and became the royal patron of several archery societies such as the Royal Kentish Bowmen or the Royal Toxophilite Society, which was founded in 1781 and is still in existence today. The standardization of targets and shooting distances throughout the UK can be attributed to this royal archer. -Jan Sachers for Bow International (See:

Provenance:Private Florida Collection


lined with paste and linen, repaired tear upper right in statue with old related retouch and some cupping; frame with minor losses

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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