King George II

1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

King George II, by Thomas Hudson, 1744 - NPG 670 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George II

by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, 1744
86 1/8 in. x 57 3/4 in. (2188 mm x 1467 mm)
Given by H.M. Office of Works, 1883
Primary Collection
NPG 670


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

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  • Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 181 portraits.

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Commissioned in 1744 by Lord Chief Justice Willes for the Court of Common Pleas.  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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