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King William IV (1765-1837), Reigned 1830-7

Sitter associated with 134 portraits
William IV ruled from 1830-37. He succeeded to the throne just as the campaign for Parliamentary reform reached its peak. He reluctantly created the extra Whig peers needed to pass the Reform Act in 1832. On his death, Victoria his niece became queen. Despite having ten illegitimate children from his twenty-year relationship with Mrs Jordan, William had no heir from his official marriage to Princess Adelaide.

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2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
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999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

1695(j)

Group including King William IV and others

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and wash, 1820
NPG 1695(j)

316a(34)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
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316a(35)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
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316a(36)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
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316a(37)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
NPG 316a(37)

1632

Probably King William IV

attributed to Sir George Hayter
pencil, circa 1825-1828
NPG 1632

316a(141)

King William IV

after a drawing by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
tracing, 1837 (1830)
NPG 316a(141)

316a(142)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1830
NPG 316a(142)

1163

King William IV

after Henry Edward Dawe
watercolour, (circa 1830)
NPG 1163

2920

King William IV

by John De Veaux
wax medallion
NPG 2920

3767

King William IV

by William Salter
oil on canvas, circa 1834-1840
NPG 3767

5917

King William IV

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on canvas, 1837
On display on the Staircase Hall at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 5917

4703

King William IV

by Reginald Easton
watercolour, circa 1838-1839
NPG 4703

D33544

King William IV

by and published by Valentine Green, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, published 1 February 1780
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D33545

King William IV

by Francesco Bartolozzi, and by Paul Sandby, published by Antonio Poggi, after Benjamin West
line and stipple engraving and aquatint, published 15 January 1782
NPG D33545

D12290

King William IV ('Wouski')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 January 1788
NPG D12290

D33546

King William IV

by and published by Charles Knight, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, 1790s
NPG D33546

D12394

King William IV ('Nauticus')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 October 1791
NPG D12394

D13006

'The devil to pay; - the wife metamorphos'd, or Neptune reposing, after fording the Jordan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1791
NPG D13006

D13007

'Lubber's-hole, - alias - the crack'd Jordan' Dorothy Jordan; King William IV)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1791
NPG D13007

D33549

King William IV

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
photograph of painting, (1792-1793)
NPG D33549

D12456

'Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
NPG D12456

D9216

King William IV

published by Robert Laurie, published by James Whittle
mezzotint, published 12 May 1794
NPG D9216

D10852

King William IV ('Naval eloquence')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D10852

D12526

King William IV ('A true British tar')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1795
NPG D12526

D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

D12611

'La promenade en famille - a sketch from life'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 April 1797
NPG D12611

D12613

'The bridal night'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 18 May 1797
NPG D12613

D15555

'The wedding night'

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1797
NPG D15555

D4425

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

by John Chapman, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1800
NPG D4425

D33547

King William IV

by James Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, 1801
NPG D33547

D10711

King William IV

by James Ward, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, 1801
NPG D10711

D12718

King William IV ('An illustrious character')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1802
NPG D12718

D12831

King William IV ('The royal lounger')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 June 1804
NPG D12831

D13107

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
NPG D13107

D13110

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 17 May 1805
NPG D13110