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King George II (1683-1760), Reigned 1727-60

Sitter associated with 56 portraits
The only son of George I, the future George II moved from Hanover to Britain to become Prince of Wales in 1714. Having long been at odds with his father, his London home became a meeting place for the king's political opponents. When crowned George II in 1727, he wanted to replace all the ministers who had served his father, but was persuaded against this on the astute diplomatic advice of his wife, Queen Caroline. She remained politically influential as George left state decisions to others, notably the Whig minister Sir Robert Walpole. A skilled military strategist, George II was the last British monarch to lead the troops into battle against the French at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.

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205

King George II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1716)
NPG 205

670

King George II

by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, 1744
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 670

4855(5)

King George II

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
ink, 1751-1758
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4855(2)

King George II

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(2)

1356

Group associated with the Moravian Church

attributed to Johann Valentin Haidt
oil on canvas, circa 1752-1754
On display in the Closet at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1356

256

King George II

by or after Thomas Worlidge
oil on canvas, circa 1753
NPG 256

D27411

King George II

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27411

D27412

King George II

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27412

D7906

King George II when Prince of Hanover

by William Faithorne Jr, after Georg Wilhelm Lafontaine (Fountain, Fontaine)
mezzotint, 1700-1710 (1701 or before)
NPG D7906

D19016

King George II

by and published by Jacob Gole, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, circa 1700-1725
NPG D19016

D11635

King George II when Prince of Hanover

by and published by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D11635

D7905

King George II when Prince of Hanover

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, before 1714
NPG D7905

D32866

King George II

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D32866

D11638

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D11638

D7907

King George II when Prince of Wales

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717
NPG D7907

D11641

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717-1727
NPG D11641

D11936

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717-1727
NPG D11936

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

D18167

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, 1724
NPG D18167

D3023

The Royal Family of Great Britain

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, after 1724
NPG D3023

D32867

King George II when Prince of Wales

by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, 1727 (1717)
NPG D32867

D9203

King George II

by John Faber Jr
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D9203

D10756

King George II when Prince of Wales

by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1727
NPG D10756

D10760

King George II

by Michael Vandergucht, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, before 1727
NPG D10760

D10761

King George II

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Georg Wilhelm Lafontaine (Fountain, Fontaine)
line engraving, before 1727
NPG D10761

D7908

King George II

by Samuel Taylor, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7908

D7911

King George II

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1727 or after
NPG D7911

D11933

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, after 1717, altered after 1727
NPG D11933

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

D7909

King George II

by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1730s
NPG D7909

D7910

King George II

by John Faber Jr, printed for Thomas Bowles Jr, printed for John Bowles, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, 1730s
NPG D7910

D13188

King George II

by Unknown artist
woodcut with hand-colouring, circa 1730
NPG D13188

D32861

King George II

by Alexander van Aken, published by Thomas Jefferys, and published by William Herbert, after Sandie
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D32861

D10759

King George II

by Johann Jakob Kleinschmidt, after Franz Lippold (Lippoldt)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D10759

D10763

King George II

by Johann Elias Ridinger (Riedinger)
etching, probably 1740s
NPG D10763

D10762

King George II

by Simon François Ravenet, after David Morier
line engraving, 1743 or after
NPG D10762

D32862

King George II

by Thomas Ryley, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, (1744)
NPG D32862

D17871

George II and his officials

by Thomas Jefferys
line and stipple engraving, circa 1746-1760
NPG D17871

D32863

King George II

by and published by Michael Ford, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1748 (1744)
NPG D32863

D32911

King George I and the line of succession

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

D10758

King George II

by Pierre or Peter Tanje, after John Faber Jr
line engraving, 1752
NPG D10758

D9202

King George II

by Richard Houston, printed for and sold by Robert Sayer, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, (circa 1753)
NPG D9202

D10757

King George II

by Thomas Worlidge
etching, 1753
NPG D10757

D19636

King George II

by Richard Houston, sold by Robert Sayer, and sold by Thomas Jefferys, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, (circa 1753)
NPG D19636

D9201

King George II

by Charles Spooner, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, published 1761
NPG D9201

D32864

King George II

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, circa 1766 (1759)
NPG D32864

D32865

King George II

by William Dickinson, after Robert Edge Pine
mezzotint, circa 1766 (1759)
NPG D32865

D13952

John Potter; King George II; Thomas Herring

by Unknown engraver
line engraving
NPG D13952

D19107

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D19107

D19950

King George II when Prince of Wales

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1717 (1716)
NPG D19950

D18918

King George II

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Joseph Highmore
mezzotint, circa 1730-1750
NPG D18918