PORTRAIT OF PRINCE ALBERT, LATER DUKE OF YORK, LATER KING GEORGE VI OF ENGLAND

Gelatin Silver print with skillful highlighting and retouching, not dated, but likely circa 1915+/-. A head-and-shoulders 3/4 to full-faced portrait of the young Duke, in military or military school uniform, smiling. Affixed to a mount within a paper folder. Signed and inscribed by Wanstead photographer Arthur Hands "Copied only by/Arthur Hands/Wanstead" implying that Hands, whose studio was known for house portraits and photos of well-to-do children, did not take the photo, but made this print. 8 5/16 x 5 15/16 inches (photo), 14 x 10 inches (mount and folder). In excellent condition. Our guess is that this is a photo of the future King in his Student days.

Price: $375.00