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King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820

Sitter associated with 182 portraits
Eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the first Hanoverian King to be born in England, George III reigned from 1760 to 1820. For the first part of his reign he was actively involved in government but after appointing William Pitt the younger to be Prime Minister in 1783, he took a political back seat. Content to play at 'Farmer George' he achieved greater popularity than when involved in ruling. He was plagued by bouts of illness, which were regarded as insanity; this led him to withdraw from public life in 1811, when the Regency began.

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King George III

studio of Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, (1761-1762)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
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2502

King George III

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

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

3903

King George III

by Peter Turnerelli
marble bust, 1809
NPG 3903

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

4383

King George III

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

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

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

D10802

King George III

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

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
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D7993

King George III when Prince of Wales

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

D33150

King George III

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

D19913

King George III

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

D9204

King George III

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

D9205

King George III

after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D9205

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

D33141

King George III

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

D33146

King George III

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

D9255

King George III

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

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

D7994

King George III

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

D7995

King George III

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

D7996

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D7996

D7998

King George III

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

D33139

King George III

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

D33147

King George III

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

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

D33161

King George III

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1761
NPG D33161

D31704

King George III

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

D33145

King George III

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

D33149

King George III

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

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

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

D7997

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1765-1775
NPG D7997

D9649

King George III

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

D33166

King George III

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

D529

King George III

by Unknown artist
ink, late 18th century
NPG D529

D8005

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D8005

D18599

King George III

by Unknown artist
etching, late 18th century
NPG D18599

D8000

King George III

after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, (1771)
NPG D8000

D33142

King George III

by Robert Lawrie (Lowry), published by Robert Sayer, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D33142

D33143

King George III

by Robert Lawrie (Lowry), published by Robert Sayer, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D33143

D16421

King George III

by John Keyse Sherwin, after James Cox
line engraving, published 1774
NPG D16421

D12284

'Argus'

by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

D12289

King George III

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by I. Jones
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1781
NPG D12289

D18600

King George III

by Richard Godfrey, after Richard Livesay, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple engraving printed in colours, (1781)
NPG D18600

D12306

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

D12340

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D12340

D12992

'A sun setting in a fog; with the old Hanover hack descending' (Charles James Fox; King George III)

by James Gillray, possibly published by John Williams
hand-coloured etching, published 3 June 1783
NPG D12992

D33164

Margaret Nicholson; King George III

by Unknown artist, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 5 August 1786
NPG D33164

D12318

'A ministerial fact; or, a squib of the first day' (Charles James Fox; King George III)

by Unknown artist, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1786
NPG D12318

D13052

'A new way to pay the National-Debt'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 21 April 1786
NPG D13052