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The Room 17: miniature 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: Pastel case

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

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King George IV, by Richard Cosway - NPG 5890

King George IV

by Richard Cosway
watercolour on ivory, circa 1780-1782
On display in the Room 17: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5890

Richard Cosway, by Richard Cosway - NPG 304

Richard Cosway

by Richard Cosway
pencil and wash, circa 1790
On display in the Room 17: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 304

King George IV, by Richard Cosway - NPG 5389

King George IV

by Richard Cosway
watercolour on ivory, 1792
On display in the Room 17: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5389

James Gillray, by James Gillray - NPG 83

James Gillray

by James Gillray
watercolour on ivory, circa 1800
On display in the Room 17: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 83