King George II

1 portrait

King George II, studio of Charles Jervas, circa 1727 - NPG 368 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King George II

studio of Charles Jervas
oil on canvas, circa 1727
86 1/2 in. x 50 1/2 in. (2197 mm x 1283 mm)
Purchased, 1873
Primary Collection
NPG 368

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Sitterback to top

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

Artistback to top

  • Charles Jervas (1675-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The only son of George I spent his early years in Hanover and married Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1705. In 1714 he came to England with his father and was created Prince of Wales. This coronation portrait is a version of that commissioned by the Corporation of London after the coronation in 1727. The king stands before a window through which there is a view of the north transept of Westminster Abbey. 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 369: Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (companion portrait)

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