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King William IV

(1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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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The New Umpire Commonly Called

The New Umpire Commonly Called "The Derby Dilly"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 March 1835
NPG D41310

Heads or Tails (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41325

Heads or Tails (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 May 1835
NPG D41325

Another Stage in the March of Intellect, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41328

Another Stage in the March of Intellect

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 June 1835
NPG D41328

Mad Dogs alias Sad Dogs, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41334

Mad Dogs alias Sad Dogs

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 June 1835
NPG D41334

A Fair Game, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41337

A Fair Game

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 July 1835
NPG D41337

In the Lion's Mouth (King William IV; John Bull; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Daniel O'Connell), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41347

In the Lion's Mouth (King William IV; John Bull; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Daniel O'Connell)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 October 1835
NPG D41347

King William IV, by Charles Turner, published by  Francis Graves & Co, after  Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG D33550

King William IV

by Charles Turner, published by Francis Graves & Co, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published 4 November 1836
NPG D33550

King William IV, by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, published by  Hodgson & Graves, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D33554

King William IV

by Joseph Epenetus Coombs, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1 January 1836
NPG D33554

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41356

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41356

Nursery Rhymes No. 1, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41393

Nursery Rhymes No. 1

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 December 1836
NPG D41393

Nursery Rhymes No. 3 (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41395

Nursery Rhymes No. 3 (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1836
NPG D41395

Nursery Rhymes No. 6, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41398

Nursery Rhymes No. 6

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1836
NPG D41398

The Cock Pit, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41403

The Cock Pit

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 February 1837
NPG D41403

Something Between the Sublime & the Ridiculous, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41413

Something Between the Sublime & the Ridiculous

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 April 1837
NPG D41413

May Day in 1837, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41417

May Day in 1837

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1837
NPG D41417

Taking up a Fare, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41420

Taking up a Fare

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 May 1837
NPG D41420

An Old Song to a New Tune!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41422

An Old Song to a New Tune!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 June 1837
NPG D41422

Awful Scene from Tom Thumb, as lately acted at Hanover, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41432

Awful Scene from Tom Thumb, as lately acted at Hanover

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 August 1837
NPG D41432

King William IV, by Thomas Goff Lupton, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D19679

King William IV

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Abraham Wivell
mezzotint, circa 1850-1875
NPG D19679

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