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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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King William IV, by Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG 2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2199

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

King William IV, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(34)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
NPG 316a(34)

King William IV, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(35)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
NPG 316a(35)

King William IV, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(36)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
NPG 316a(36)

King William IV, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(37)

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1820s or 1830s
NPG 316a(37)

King William IV, after a drawing by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(141)

King William IV

after a drawing by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
tracing, 1837, based on a work of 1830
NPG 316a(141)

King William IV, after Henry Edward Dawe - NPG 1163

King William IV

after Henry Edward Dawe
watercolour, 1830-1900, based on a work of 1830
NPG 1163

King William IV, by Sir David Wilkie - NPG 5917

King William IV

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on canvas, 1837
NPG 5917

King William IV, by and published by Valentine Green, after  Benjamin West - NPG D33544

King William IV

by and published by Valentine Green, after Benjamin West
mezzotint, published 1 February 1780
NPG D33544

King William IV, by Francesco Bartolozzi, and by  Paul Sandby, published by  Antonio Poggi, after  Benjamin West - NPG D33545

King William IV

by Francesco Bartolozzi, and by Paul Sandby, published by Antonio Poggi, after Benjamin West
line and stipple engraving and aquatint, published 15 January 1782
NPG D33545

King William IV ('Wouski'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12290

King William IV ('Wouski')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 January 1788
NPG D12290

King William IV, by and published by Charles Knight, after  John Hoppner - NPG D33546

King William IV

by and published by Charles Knight, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, 1790s
NPG D33546

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