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King George IV

12 of 19 portraits on display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery

King George IV, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, (1815) - NPG 2503 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George IV

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (1815)
95 in. x 61 in. (2413 mm x 1549 mm)
Bequeathed by Miss Lillie Belle Randell, 1931
Primary Collection
NPG 2503

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  • King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 182 portraits.

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  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 683 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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As Prince of Wales, Regent, and finally King, George IV's private and public life was a scandal to the nation and a delight to satirists. Vain, self-indulgent and debauched he was, however, a man of exceptional taste and style who is best remembered for his magnificent patronage of the arts.

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