King George III
King George III
studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, (1799-1800)
92 in. x 57 in. (2337 mm x 1448 mm)
Bequeathed by Miss Lillie Belle Randell, 1931
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Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 183 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 193
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 241
Events of 1799back to top
Current affairsThe Prince of Wales is reconciled with his secret wife Maria Fitzherbert.Corresponding Societies Act is passed prohibiting certain named political groups including the radical London Corresponding Society and the United Irishmen.
Art and scienceThe Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, resident in England since 1778, is appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy.The conservative educator Hannah More publishes her Strictures on Female Education which criticised demands for women's rights while proposing an active role for them within religious and moral movements.
InternationalSuccessful defence of Acre in the Levant is led by William Sidney Smith.British expedition to Holland, led by General Ralph Abercromby, ends in evacuation after allies defeated at Battle of Bergen-op-Zoom. Fall of the ruling Directory in France. Napoleon seizes power.The Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt.
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On display at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor