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DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, HIS MOTHER, AND KING WILLIAM AND HIS QUEEN IMMORTALISED IN WAX

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, HIS MOTHER, AND KING WILLIAM AND HIS QUEEN IMMORTALISED IN WAX

The Duke of Buckingham (bottom), whose effigy is the finest in the collection, died in 1735 of consumption at the age of nineteen, and the sunken cheeks of the face suggest this cleverly. William and Mary (top left), as joint sovereigns, have their crown upon a cushion between them. The queen was taller than her consort, and, to remedy this, the king is placed upon a footstool. The Duchess of Buckingham was the mother of the young duke, whose effigy lies near her own. She died in 1743, and another son, who died when three years old, stands at her side.

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