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HRH Arthur (1850–1943), Duke of Connaught, President of the Royal Academy of Music (1901–1942)

Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850–1942) was the seventh child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He is seated, turned to the left, wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter. He holds a sword in his left hand. The Duke was President of the Academy (1901–1942) when it moved to its new purpose-built premises in Marylebone Road from Tenterden Street in 1912. The Royal Academy of Music’s concert hall, the Duke’s Hall, is named in honour of him.

Royal Academy of Music





oil on canvas


H 110 x W 66 cm

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commissioned, 1939

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