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Hugh Percy (Chancellor of Cambridge, 1840-7)

Portrait relief, Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland (1785-1847), Chancellor of Cambridge University (1840-7), by John De Veaux (fl. 1821-37); opaque white glass paste on oval red glass mount, 52 x 44 mm, signed ’De Veaux Sct’ and ’Hugo Dux Northumb 1837’; in contemporary oval case bearing label ’De Veaux, gem and seal engraver to Her Majesty and to H. R. H. The Duke of Sussex, 204 Oxford Street, London’. This piece extends De Veaux’s recorded career by one year.


Purchased from the Perceval Fund, 1998