King George VI

1 portrait

King George VI, by Meredith Frampton, 1929 - NPG L214 - © National Portrait Gallery, London; private collection

© National Portrait Gallery, London; private collection

King George VI

by Meredith Frampton
oil on canvas, 1929
52 1/2 x 46 3/4 in. (1335 x 1187 mm)
Lent by Trustees of Barnardo's, 1997
Primary Collection
NPG L214

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Sitterback to top

  • King George VI (1895-1952), Reigned 1936-52. Sitter associated with 494 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Meredith Frampton (1894-1984), Painter. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Commissioned by the artist's father, Sir George Frampton, this portrait marked the sitter's presidency of Dr Barnardo's Homes. Sir George, also an artist, had made a memorial to Barnardo in 1908 and was actively involved in the provision of works of art for the Barnardo Homes. Sittings for the portrait took place in Meredith Frampton's studio in St John's Wood, London. George VI, painted while he was Duke of York, is shown in the full dress uniform of a Royal Navy Captain.