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King George II

7 of 56 portraits of King George II

King George II, by or after Thomas Worlidge, circa 1753 - NPG 256 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George II

by or after Thomas Worlidge
oil on canvas, circa 1753
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/4 in. (1257 mm x 997 mm)
Purchased, 1868
Primary Collection
NPG 256


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

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  • Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.

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This profile portrait shows the King with the star of a Knight of the Garter. There is no evidence to suggest that the portrait was painted from the life. It relates closely to an etching by the artist made in 1753. 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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