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King George I

3 of 11 portraits on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

King George I, by John Michael Rysbrack, circa 1720-1735 - NPG 4156 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George I

by John Michael Rysbrack
terracotta bust, circa 1720-1735
24 3/4 in. (629 mm) high
Purchased, 1960
Primary Collection
NPG 4156


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

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  • John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Sculptor. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Showing George I depicted in the Roman manner, crowned with laurel. 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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