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King George I

(1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27

Sitter associated with 52 portraits
The great-grandson of James I, he became King in 1714 at the death of Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement which was designed to ensure a Protestant succession. His coronation was followed by the ill-prepared 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland. A distinguished soldier and Elector of Hanover from 1698, George I continued to spend much of his time at Hanover after his accession to the British throne. (The Elector was one of the princes who elected the German King who was then crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope).

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King George I, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 4223

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1714
On display at Handel House Museum, London
NPG 4223

King George I, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 544

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1714)
NPG 544

King George I, replica by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 5174

King George I

replica by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1716 (1714)
On display in the Hall at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5174

King George I, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 488

King George I

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on copper, (circa 1714)
NPG 488

King George I, by John Michael Rysbrack - NPG 4156

King George I

by John Michael Rysbrack
terracotta bust, circa 1720-1735
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4156

King George I when Prince of Hanover, published by Richard Tompson, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D5358

King George I when Prince of Hanover

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D5358

King George I when Prince of Hanover, published by Richard Tompson, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D13174

King George I when Prince of Hanover

published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1680
NPG D13174

King George I, by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg), after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D27404

King George I

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg), after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27404

King George I when Elector of Hanover, by and published by John Smith, after  Johann Leonhard Hirschmann - NPG D11633

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by and published by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D11633

King George I when Elector of Hanover, by John Smith, after  Johann Leonhard Hirschmann - NPG D7793

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D7793

King George I when Elector of Hanover, by and published by John Smith, after  Johann Leonhard Hirschmann - NPG D19903

King George I when Elector of Hanover

by and published by John Smith, after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann
mezzotint, 1706
NPG D19903

King George I, by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after  Unknown artist - NPG D32841

King George I

by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32841

King George I, by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after  Unknown artist - NPG D32842

King George I

by and published by Bernard Picart (Picard), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32842

King George I, by Bernard Picart (Picard), published by  Louis Renard, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32843

King George I

by Bernard Picart (Picard), published by Louis Renard, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1714
NPG D32843

King George I, printed and published by Abraham Allard, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32844

King George I

printed and published by Abraham Allard, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1714-1727 (circa 1695-1705)
NPG D32844

King George I, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by  M. Hennekins - NPG D32845

King George I

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by M. Hennekins
line engraving, circa 1714-1727
NPG D32845

King George I, by Unknown artist - NPG D10754

King George I

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10754

King George I, by Christoph Weigel, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16622

King George I

by Christoph Weigel, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1725
NPG D16622

King George I, by Christoph Weigel, after  Unknown artist - NPG D16623

King George I

by Christoph Weigel, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1714-1725
NPG D16623

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