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King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820

Sitter associated with 182 portraits
Eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the first Hanoverian King to be born and bred in England. His reign from 1760 was one of the longest and most eventful in modern times. Although plagued by apparent bouts of insanity, he maintained a meticulous personal interest in government until 1811. A patron of the arts and sciences, he amassed an extensive library and fostered an interest in agriculture. His obstinate attitude towards the demands of the American colonies led to the loss of these territories and the close of the first British Empire. In the last ten years of his life his health deteriorated further and he suffered chronic mania, blindness and deafness.

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King George III

studio of Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, (1761-1762)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 223

2502

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, (1799-1800)
On display at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
NPG 2502

6250

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1800 (1799-1800)
NPG 6250

3903

King George III

by Peter Turnerelli
marble bust, 1809
NPG 3903

6288

King George III

by Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, before 1809
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6288

4383

King George III

by Francis Philibert Hardenberg
painted plaster statuette, 1820
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4383

D33050

The Children of Frederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, published by John Bowles, and published by Carington Bowles, after Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan)
mezzotint, circa 1746-1756
NPG D33050

D32911

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32911

D32912

King George I and the line of succession

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Samuel Wale
line engraving, circa 1748
NPG D32912

D10802

King George III

by James Macardell, after David Lüders
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D10802

D7992

King George III when Prince of Wales

by John Faber Jr, printed for Thomas Bowles Jr, printed for John Bowles, printed for Carington Bowles, after Richard Wilson
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D7992

D7993

King George III when Prince of Wales

by James Macardell, after David Lüders
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D7993

D33150

King George III

by Bernard Baron, after Josef Anton Adolph
line engraving, 1755
NPG D33150

D19913

King George III

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by Thomas Jefferys
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D19913

D9204

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D9204

D9205

King George III

after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D9205

D33140

King George III

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker, after Henry Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D33140

D33141

King George III

by Richard Houston, after Henry Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D33141

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