Papers relating to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and cataloguing the royal collections
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George Vertue's most notable patron was Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), who commissioned him in 1750 to prepare a catalogue of King Charles I's pictures along with catalogues of paintings at other royal residences including Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, and Windsor Castle. To assist Vertue with cataloguing his own collection, the Prince composed lists of picturess from memory 'which when done he gave those sheets to me for my use' (Vertue, Notebooks, vol. 1, p. 12).
File containing notes and correspondence with Ludwig von Schrader, secretary to the Prince of Wales, and inventories of pictures in the hand of the Prince of Wales.