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The Coronation of His Majesty, George the Fourth: Taken at the Time of the Recognition. July 19, 1821
by Matthew Dubourg, after James Stephanoff Click on the links below to find out more
coloured aquatint, published 1822
14 5/8 in. x 19 1/4 in. (373 mm x 489 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 20 1/8 in. (384 mm x 510 mm) paper size
- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 196 portraits.
- Matthew Dubourg (active 1786-1838). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- James Stephanoff (circa 1787-1874), Watercolour painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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