King George I

1 portrait

King George I, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, circa 1714 - NPG 4223 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1714
29 7/8 in. x 25 in. (756 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1961
Primary Collection
NPG 4223

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  • King George I (1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27. Sitter associated with 52 portraits.

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  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1677 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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This profile portrait was probably created in preparation for new coinage shortly after the accession of George I in 1714. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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