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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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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

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