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King William IV

(1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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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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 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

A screw-Loose, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41046

A screw-Loose

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 March 1831
NPG D41046

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41055

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 April 1831
NPG D41055

May Day, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41060

May Day

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 May 1831
NPG D41060

John Gilpin!!!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41063

John Gilpin!!!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1831
NPG D41063

What's in the Wind Now? Here's Will'any in the Wind. (King William IV; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41064

What's in the Wind Now? Here's Will'any in the Wind. (King William IV; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 May 1831
NPG D41064

King William IV ('Handwriting upon the Wall'), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41066

King William IV ('Handwriting upon the Wall')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 May 1831
NPG D41066

The Tricoloured Witches, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41068

The Tricoloured Witches

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1831
NPG D41068

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'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 June 1831
NPG D41069

Varnishing. - A Sign. (of the Times), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41071

Varnishing. - A Sign. (of the Times)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 June 1831
NPG D41071

Going to a Half Crown-ation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41088

Going to a Half Crown-ation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 September 1831
NPG D41088

The Last of his Race (King William IV; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41097

The Last of his Race (King William IV; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 October 1831
NPG D41097

A Political Union (John Bull; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; King William IV), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41100

A Political Union (John Bull; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; King William IV)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 November 1831
NPG D41100

The Cumberland Fishwoman from the Borough Market, published by John Fairburn - NPG D46061

The Cumberland Fishwoman from the Borough Market

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 20 July 1831
NPG D46061

King William IV, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D8768

King William IV

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D8768

King William IV, by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D8769

King William IV

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D8769

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