Athol SHMITH, Prince William of Gloucester Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1914 – 1990

Prince William of Gloucester 1946 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: 9,12
Dimensions: printed image 37.9 h x 30.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.2153

This portrait of the young prince was taken while his father, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, was Governor General of Australia (1945–1947). The young prince was four years old at the time of this portrait. He expressed the desire to hold his toy boat during the sitting, adding a sense of childhood shyness to the portrait.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra