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Gerard Frederick Finch Byng Esq

This print is the property of Sarah Fletcher.

I am most grateful to her for giving me permission to present this portrait on my web site. Copyright and ownership remain with Ms. Fletcher.


 

Poodle Byng

The words at the bottom of this print say

Gerard Frederick Finch Byng Esq,
Page of Honour
To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

The date at the bottom is 1798, where it also says

Published Jan. 1798 by Anth. Molteno, printseller to HRH the Duchess of York.

Byng armsThe coat of arms is that of the Byng family; the Latin motto is "Tuebor", meaning "I will defend". The herardry of the coat of arms is this:

ARMS: Quarlterly, sa. and ar. in the first quarter; a lion rampant of the second.

CREST: An heraldic antelope statant, erm.(white with black spots) horned, tusked, maned, and hoofed, or. (gold)

Anthony Molteno was a printseller and bookseller active in London as an individual or with various partners, including Colnaghi, 1789-1793; partner of Graves1830, 1836. He also was a collector of drawings.

 

 


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