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King William IV

(1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37

Sitter associated with 144 portraits
William IV ruled from 1830-37. He succeeded to the throne just as the campaign for Parliamentary reform reached its peak. He reluctantly agreed to create the extra Whig peers needed to pass the Reform Act in 1832, although his proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew their opposition to the Act. 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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' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12861

' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 March 1806
NPG D12861

'Westminster conscripts under the training act', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12872

'Westminster conscripts under the training act'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1806
NPG D12872

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12885

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
NPG D12885

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
NPG D12906

King William IV, by William James Ward, published by  William Sams, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D10853

King William IV

by William James Ward, published by William Sams, after Abraham Wivell
mezzotint, published 1 June 1827
NPG D10853

King William IV, by William Holl Sr, published by  William Sams, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D33548

King William IV

by William Holl Sr, published by William Sams, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published March 1829
NPG D33548

King William IV, by and published by William Skelton - NPG D33551

King William IV

by and published by William Skelton
line engraving, 1830 or after (originally published 1 January 1821)
NPG D33551

King William IV, by David Lucas, published by  Mary Parkes, published by and after  Robert Bowyer - NPG D33553

King William IV

by David Lucas, published by Mary Parkes, published by and after Robert Bowyer
mezzotint, published 1830
NPG D33553

The Gheber, Worshipping the Rising Sun (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; King William IV), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41006

The Gheber, Worshipping the Rising Sun (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; King William IV)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 July 1830
NPG D41006

A Horse Marine, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41013

A Horse Marine

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 March 1830
NPG D41013

Resignation and Fortitude. Or the Gold Stick (King William IV; Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41014

Resignation and Fortitude. Or the Gold Stick (King William IV; Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 August 1830
NPG D41014

An Unsuccessful Appeal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
NPG D41019

Examples of the Laconic Style, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41028

Examples of the Laconic Style

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1830
NPG D41028

King William IV when Duke of Clarence, by Henry Edward Dawe, after  Charles Jagger - NPG D8125

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Charles Jagger
mezzotint, circa 1830s
NPG D8125

King William IV when Duke of Clarence, by Henry Edward Dawe, after  Charles Jagger - NPG D8127

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Charles Jagger
mezzotint, circa 1830s
NPG D8127

King William IV, published by T. Bird - NPG D8128

King William IV

published by T. Bird
mezzotint, published 1 July 1830
NPG D8128

King William IV; Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen), published by T. Bird, published by  Rudolph Ackermann, published by  Charles Tilt - NPG D8129

King William IV; Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen)

published by T. Bird, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published by Charles Tilt
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 July 1830
NPG D8129

King William IV, by James Bruce - NPG D16356

King William IV

by James Bruce
aquatint, 1830
NPG D16356

King William IV, by Richard James Lane, published by  Joseph Dickinson, after  Andrew Morton - NPG D33552

King William IV

by Richard James Lane, published by Joseph Dickinson, after Andrew Morton
lithograph, published December 1831
NPG D33552

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