King George III
6 of 183 portraits of King George III
King George III
by Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, before 1809
1 1/4 in. x 7/8 in. (32 mm x 22 mm) oval
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
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Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 183 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 195
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 241
Events of 1809back to top
Current affairsDuke of Portland resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Spencer Perceval.
Motion for parliamentary reform is defeated in the House of Commons.
Notorious duel between George Canning and Viscount Castlereagh over strategic failures against Napoleon.
Art and scienceMaria Edgeworth publishes Tales of Fashionable Life, a popular and perceptive series of stories exploring Anglo-Irish society after the Union.
Robert Smirke completes the New Covent Garden Theatre after fire. 'Old Price' theatre riots quickly break out against rising cost of admission.
Pall Mall in London is lit by gas for the first time.
InternationalBritish army lands in Lisbon and defeats the French at Talavera. Arthur Wellesley is created Viscount Wellington as a result of this victory.
Walcheren expedition led by General Chatham, which aimed to take Antwerp, fails amidst allegations of military corruption and carnage.
James Madison is elected President of the United States.
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On display in Room 14: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
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