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King George IV; King George III; Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by C. Tomkins, circa 1775-1800 - NPG D33138 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King George IV; King George III; Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by C. Tomkins
etching, circa 1775-1800
10 7/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (276 mm x 183 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D33138

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Sittersback to top

  • Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), Commander-in-Chief of the Army; son of George III. Sitter associated with 71 portraits.
  • King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 183 portraits.
  • King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 196 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • C. Tomkins (active early 19th century), Etcher. Artist associated with 3 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D15095: King George IV; King George III; Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (from same plate)

Events of 1775back to top

Current affairs

Act of Parliament extends inventor James Watt's patent (first granted in 1769) and the first steam engines are built under it. First known building society - Ketley's Building Society - is established in Birmingham by Richard Ketley, landlord of the Golden Cross Inn.

Art and science

First performance of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play The Rivals at the Covent Garden Theatre in London. Artist J.M.W. Turner is born. Satirist James Gillray's first engravings and etchings are published. Navigator Captain Cook publishes his discovery of a preventive cure against scurvy, in the form of a regular ration of lemon juice.


War of American Independence begins with British defeat at Lexington and Concord and lasts until 1783. British achieve a narrow and costly victory over the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Edmund Burke delivers a speech to the British Parliament on conciliation with the American colonies. First performance of Pierre Beaumarchais' comic opera The Barber of Seville in Paris. Pope Pius VI succeeds Pope Clement XIV as the 251st pope.

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