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Room 17
Royalty, Celebrity & Scandal

Room 17This room, the first of a sequence making up the Weldon Galleries on the top floor, was designed by Piers Gough of CZWG in 2003 covers the period of George IV, firstly as Regent from 1811-1819 and then as King from 1820-1830. On the wall opposite from a full-length portrait of George IV is the large group portrait of the Trial of Queen Caroline and beside it single portraits of Queen Caroline and their daughter Charlotte Augusta. Other notable portraits are those of Nelson and Emma Hamilton and the Duke of Wellington.

Room introduction

See also: Room 17: miniature case

See also: Room 17: Pastel case

19 portraits on display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery

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294

Emma, Lady Hamilton

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1785
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 294

L162

Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe)

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1788
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L162

L174

Dorothy Jordan

by John Hoppner
oil on canvas, exhibited 1791
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L174

L226

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1792-1793
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L226

73

Horatio Nelson

by Friedrich Heinrich Füger
oil on canvas, 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 73

2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2199

244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244

120

William Pitt

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1808
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 120

4436

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

by Lawrence Gahagan
marble bust, 1811
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4436

6171

Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1812
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6171

123

King George IV

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, circa 1814
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 123

2503

King George IV

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (1815)
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2503

51

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by George Dawe
oil on canvas, 1817
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 51

86

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Thomas Phillips
oil on panel, 1818
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 86

999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

2936

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on panel, 1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2936

3309

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover

by George Dawe
oil on canvas, circa 1828
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3309

239

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1830
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 239

3766

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1839
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3766