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King William IV

(1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37

Sitter associated with 142 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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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 when Duke of Clarence, after Charles Jagger - NPG D8126

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

after Charles Jagger
mezzotint, after 1837
NPG D8126

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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King William IV

published in London Magazine
line engraving, published January 1781
NPG D14944

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King William IV

by and published by Edmund Scott, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, after John Charles Lochée
stipple engraving, published 7 April 1788
NPG D15058

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'Polly Finch and the royal sailor' (King William IV)

published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
etching, published 1 February 1790
NPG D16058

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King William IV

by and published by William Skelton
line engraving, circa 1820
On display at Boston Manor House, Brentford
NPG D38578

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Characters in the New Piece Now Performing at the Theatre Royal Cotten Garden 1820

published by John Marshall Jr
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1820
NPG D46025a

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A Voice from Paris - or broad hints to Deaf & Blind Rulers!!!

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1830
NPG D46034

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Long Expected Come at Last. Or the only Besom of Reform

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1830
NPG D46035

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State Servants Making Hay while the Sun Shines; on the Royal Farm

by H.H.R., published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured lithograph, published 27 July 1830
NPG D46060

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The Cumberland Fishwoman from the Borough Market

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

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Jack Ketch Executing Sentence on a Culprit

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured lithograph, published 1832
NPG D46033

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