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King William IV (1765-1837), Reigned 1830-7

Sitter associated with 139 portraits
William IV ruled from 1830-37. He succeeded to the throne just as the campaign for Parliamentary reform reached its peak. He reluctantly created the extra Whig peers needed to pass the Reform Act in 1832. 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
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
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999


Group including King William IV and others

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and wash, 1820
NPG 1695(j)


King William IV

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


King William IV

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


King William IV

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


King William IV

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


Probably King William IV

attributed to Sir George Hayter
pencil, circa 1825-1828
NPG 1632


King William IV

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


King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1830
NPG 316a(142)


King William IV

after Henry Edward Dawe
watercolour, (circa 1830)
NPG 1163


King William IV

by John De Veaux
wax medallion
NPG 2920


King William IV

by William Salter
oil on canvas, circa 1834-1840
NPG 3767


King William IV

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on canvas, 1837
On display on the Staircase Hall at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 5917


King William IV

by Reginald Easton
watercolour, circa 1838-1839
NPG 4703


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
line and stipple engraving and aquatint, published 15 January 1782
NPG D33545


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
stipple engraving, 1790s
NPG D33546


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