King George VI

1 portrait of King George VI

King George VI, by Leon Underwood, 1937 - NPG 6356 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King George VI

by Leon Underwood
chased bronze figure, 1937
33 3/4 in. (858 mm) high
Given by the artist's son, Garth Underwood, 1996
Primary Collection
NPG 6356


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  • King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52. Sitter associated with 454 portraits.

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  • Leon Underwood (1890-1975), Artist. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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The figure was begun as a portrait of Edward VIII but altered after the Abdication, to represent his brother.

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