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Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery

Royalty, Celebrity & Scandal

This 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.

See also: Room 17

See also: Room 17: miniature case

4 portraits on display in Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery

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Francis Willis, by John Russell - NPG 2186

Francis Willis

by John Russell
pastel, 1789
On display in Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2186

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV, by Thomas R. Poole - NPG 3308

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV

by Thomas R. Poole
wax relief, 1795
On display in Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3308

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by Samuel Percy - NPG 3086

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by Samuel Percy
coloured wax relief, 1814
On display in Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3086

King George III, by Francis Philibert Hardenberg - NPG 4383

King George III

by Francis Philibert Hardenberg
painted plaster statuette, 1820
On display in Room 17: pastel case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4383