Edward, Prince of Wales by Sir William Orpen, 1927

The portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales was commissioned in 1922 by the Club to celebrate the Prince’s year as Captain.  It took five years to complete, one of the reasons being the difficulty in arranging sittings with the Prince.  The members had hoped he would wear his red captain’s coat; however, the Prince wished to dress less formally.  The Fair Isle pullover was considered somewhat daring by Vogue Magazine at the time.