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King George I

2 of 52 portraits of King George I

King George I, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, (1714) - NPG 544 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1714)
75 3/4 in. x 54 in. (1924 mm x 1372 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 544

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Sitterback to top

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

Artistback to top

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

This portraitback to top

A rather crude version of Kneller's standard coronation portrait, depicting the King in robes as a Knight of the Garter, with his crown, orb and sceptre. 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).

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 5174: King George I (based on same portrait)

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