King George II

1 portrait

King George II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, (1716) - NPG 205 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, (1716)
61 1/4 in. x 23 1/2 in. (1556 mm x 597 mm)
Purchased, 1865
Primary Collection
NPG 205


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  • King George II (1683-1760), Reigned 1727-60. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.

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  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1673 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

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This portrait of the King when Prince of Wales shows him with the blue ribbon of a Knight of the Garter and ermine-lined robes over a steel cuirass. 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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