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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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D16621

King George I

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1727
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D19804

King George I

probably by François Chereau the Elder, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1714
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D32839

King George I

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1715
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D7792

King George I

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

King George I

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

King George I

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1715
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D10755

King George I

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, (1716)
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D27408

King George I

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

King George I

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1718
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D32837

King George I

by Peter Pelham, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1720 (1719)
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D32838

King George I

by John Smith, printed and sold by Bispham Dickinson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1720s-1730s
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D7794

King George I

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

King George I

by John Faber Jr, after D. Stevens
mezzotint, 1722
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D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
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D27405

King George I

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D27407

King George I

by Nathaniel Parr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, mid 18th century
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D27409

King George I; King George II; Princess Caroline Elizabeth

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