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King George I (1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27

Sitter associated with 52 portraits
The great-grandson of James I, he became King in 1714 at the death of Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement which was designed to ensure a Protestant succession. His coronation was followed by the ill-prepared 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland. A distinguished soldier and Elector of Hanover from 1698, George I continued to spend much of his time at Hanover after his accession to the British throne. (The Elector was one of the princes who elected the German King who was then crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope).

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4223

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1714
On display at Handel House Museum, London
NPG 4223

544

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1714)
NPG 544

5174

King George I

replica by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1716 (1714)
On display in the Hall at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5174

488

King George I

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on copper, (circa 1714)
NPG 488

4156

King George I

by John Michael Rysbrack
terracotta bust, circa 1720-1735
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4156

D5358

King George I when Prince of Hanover

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D5358

D13174

King George I when Prince of Hanover

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D13174

D27404

King George I

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg), after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27404

D11633

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by and published by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D11633

D7793

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D7793

D19903

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by and published by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D19903

D32841

King George I

by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32841

D32842

King George I

by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32842

D32843

King George I

by Bernard Picart (Picard), published by Louis Renard, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32843

D32844

King George I

printed and published by Abraham Allard, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1714-1727 (circa 1695-1705)
NPG D32844

D32845

King George I

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by M. Hennekins
line engraving, circa 1714-1727
NPG D32845

D10754

King George I

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10754

D16622

King George I

by Christoph Weigel, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1725
NPG D16622

D16623

King George I

by Christoph Weigel, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1725
NPG D16623

D16621

King George I

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1727
NPG D16621

D19804

King George I

probably by François Chéreau the Elder, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1714
NPG D19804

D32839

King George I

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1715
NPG D32839

D7792

King George I

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715
NPG D7792

D11634

King George I

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715
NPG D11634

D11930

King George I

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715
NPG D11930

D10755

King George I

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1716)
NPG D10755

D27408

King George I

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1718
NPG D27408

D17810

King George I

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1718
NPG D17810

D32837

King George I

by Peter Pelham, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1720 (1719)
NPG D32837

D32838

King George I

by John Smith, printed and sold by Bispham Dickinson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1720s-1730s
NPG D32838

D7794

King George I

by John Faber Jr, after D. Stevens
mezzotint, 1722
NPG D7794

D7795

King George I

by John Faber Jr, after D. Stevens
mezzotint, 1722
NPG D7795

D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

D27405

King George I

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27405

D27407

King George I

by Nathaniel Parr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27407

D27409

King George I; King George II; Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by and published by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D27409

D27410

King George I; King George II; Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by and published by John Simon, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D27410

D7791

King George I

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D7791

D32846

King George I portrayed on the Great Seal

by J. Mynde, after Unknown artist
line engraving, circa 1740-1770
NPG D32846

D32840

King George I

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published 1746
NPG D32840

D32911

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32911

D32912

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32912

D27406

King George I

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D27406

x69652

King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69652

x69653

King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69653

x69654

King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69654

x69655

King George I

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 16 July 1929
NPG x69655

x130246

King George I

by Vandyk
film negative, 9 November 1935
NPG x130246

x130252

King George I

by Vandyk
film negative, 9 November 1935
NPG x130252

D19548

King George I

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by M. Marrebeeck
line engraving, circa 1700-1724
NPG D19548

D13852

King George I

by Bernard Picart (Picard)
line engraving, 1716
NPG D13852