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King George III

(1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820

Sitter associated with 183 portraits
Eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, the first Hanoverian King to be born and bred in England. His reign from 1760 was one of the longest and most eventful in modern times. Although plagued by apparent bouts of insanity, he maintained a meticulous personal interest in government until 1811, when the Regency began. A patron of the arts and sciences, he amassed an extensive library and fostered an interest in agriculture. His obstinate attitude towards the demands of the American colonies led to the loss of these territories and the close of the first British Empire. In the last ten years of his life his health deteriorated further and he suffered chronic mania, blindness and deafness.

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King George III, studio of Allan Ramsay - NPG 223

King George III

studio of Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, (1761-1762)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 223

King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey - NPG 2502

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, (1799-1800)
On display at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
NPG 2502

King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey - NPG 6250

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1800 (1799-1800)
NPG 6250

King George III, by Peter Turnerelli - NPG 3903

King George III

by Peter Turnerelli
marble bust, 1809
NPG 3903

King George III, by Unknown artist - NPG 6288

King George III

by Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, before 1809
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6288

King George III, by Francis Philibert Hardenberg - NPG 4383

King George III

by Francis Philibert Hardenberg
painted plaster statuette, 1820
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4383

The Children of Frederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales, by John Faber Jr, published by  John Bowles, and published by  Carington Bowles, after  Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan) - NPG D33050

The Children of Frederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, published by John Bowles, and published by Carington Bowles, after Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan)
mezzotint, circa 1746-1756
NPG D33050

King George I and the line of succession, by Johann Sebastian Müller, after  Samuel Wale - NPG D32911

King George I and the line of succession

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

King George I and the line of succession, by Johann Sebastian Müller, after  Samuel Wale - NPG D32912

King George I and the line of succession

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

King George III, by James Macardell, after  David Lüders - NPG D10802

King George III

by James Macardell, after David Lüders
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D10802

King George III when Prince of Wales, by John Faber Jr, printed for  Thomas Bowles Jr, printed for  John Bowles, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Richard Wilson - NPG D7992

King George III when Prince of Wales

by John Faber Jr, printed for Thomas Bowles Jr, printed for John Bowles, printed for Carington Bowles, after Richard Wilson
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D7992

King George III when Prince of Wales, by James Macardell, after  David Lüders - NPG D7993

King George III when Prince of Wales

by James Macardell, after David Lüders
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D7993

King George III, by Bernard Baron, after  Josef Anton Adolph - NPG D33150

King George III

by Bernard Baron, after Josef Anton Adolph
line engraving, 1755
NPG D33150

King George III, by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by  Thomas Jefferys - NPG D19913

King George III

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by Thomas Jefferys
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D19913

King George III, by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D9204

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D9204

King George III, after Allan Ramsay - NPG D9205

King George III

after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D9205

King George III, by Richard Houston, published by  Robert Sayer, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell, published by  Henry Parker, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D33140

King George III

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D33140

King George III, by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D33141

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D33141

King George III, by Charles Spooner, after  Jeremiah Meyer - NPG D33146

King George III

by Charles Spooner, after Jeremiah Meyer
mezzotint, circa 1760-1767
NPG D33146

King George III, probably by John Raphael Smith, after  Jeremiah Meyer - NPG D9255

King George III

probably by John Raphael Smith, after Jeremiah Meyer
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
NPG D9255

King George III (The King's address to Parliament, 18 November 1760), by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D33163

King George III (The King's address to Parliament, 18 November 1760)

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, published 1760
NPG D33163

King George III, by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D7994

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D7994

King George III, by Richard Houston, after  Henry Robert Morland - NPG D7995

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
NPG D7995

King George III, after Unknown artist - NPG D7996

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D7996

King George III, by Richard Houston, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7998

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1760-1767
NPG D7998

King George III, by Charles Spooner, published by  Robert Sayer - NPG D33139

King George III

by Charles Spooner, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, 1761
NPG D33139

King George III, by James Macardell, after  Jeremiah Meyer - NPG D33147

King George III

by James Macardell, after Jeremiah Meyer
mezzotint, published 1761
NPG D33147

King George III, by J. Simson, published by  John Boydell, and published by  Thomas Jefferys, after  Jeremiah Meyer, after  James Macardell - NPG D33148

King George III

by J. Simson, published by John Boydell, and published by Thomas Jefferys, after Jeremiah Meyer, after James Macardell
mezzotint, published 1761
NPG D33148

King George III, after Unknown artist - NPG D33161

King George III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1761
NPG D33161

King George III, by William Woollett, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D31704

King George III

by William Woollett, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, (circa 1762-1763)
NPG D31704

King George III, by William Woollett, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D33145

King George III

by William Woollett, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, (circa 1762-1763)
NPG D33145

King George III, by and published by William Wynne Ryland, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D33149

King George III

by and published by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1762
NPG D33149

King George III, by William Pether, published by  Henry Parker, and published by  Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by  John Boydell, after  Thomas Frye - NPG D9891

King George III

by William Pether, published by Henry Parker, and published by Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by John Boydell, after Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1 October 1762
NPG D9891

King George III, by William Pether, published by  Henry Parker, and published by  John Boydell, after  Thomas Frye - NPG D11286

King George III

by William Pether, published by Henry Parker, and published by John Boydell, after Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1 October 1762
NPG D11286

King George III, after Unknown artist - NPG D7997

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1765-1775
NPG D7997

King George III, by William Wynne Ryland, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D9649

King George III

by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1767
NPG D9649

King George III, by and published by Peter Mazell, after  David Morier - NPG D33166

King George III

by and published by Peter Mazell, after David Morier
line engraving, published 1769
NPG D33166

King George III, by Unknown artist - NPG D529

King George III

by Unknown artist
ink, late 18th century
NPG D529

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