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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 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. 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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D33146

King George III

by Charles Spooner, after Jeremiah Meyer
mezzotint, circa 1760-1767
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D9255

King George III

probably by John Raphael Smith, after Jeremiah Meyer
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
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D33163

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

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, published 1760
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D7994

King George III

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

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, (circa 1760)
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D7996

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
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D7998

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1760-1767
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D33139

King George III

by Charles Spooner, published by Robert Sayer
mezzotint, 1761
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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
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D31704

King George III

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

King George III

by William Woollett, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, (circa 1762-1763)
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D33149

King George III

by and published by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1762
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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
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D11286

King George III

by William Pether, published by Henry Parker, and published by John Boydell, after Thomas Frye
mezzotint, published 1 October 1762
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D7997

King George III

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1765-1775
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D9649

King George III

by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1767
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D33166

King George III

by and published by Peter Mazell, after David Morier
line engraving, published 1769
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D529

King George III

by Unknown artist
ink, late 18th century
NPG D529