Description At the age of 14, the German-born Meyer was taken to London, where he studied with Christian F. Zincke, a specialist in painting in enamel on copper. In 1764, he became painter in miniature to Queen Charlotte and painter in enamel to George III. George, Prince of Wales was the eldest son of of George III, and in 1811 was declared Regent after his father became mad. He was later crowded George IV, and ruled until 1830. The Walters Art Museum also holds a portrait miniature by the same artist depicting George's younger brother, Frederick (accession number 38.52). The frame is the same as for this miniature.
- Portraits Re-Examined: Dawoud Bey Project. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2009.
Provenance Earl of Chicester; Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1901 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1901
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