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Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery

Royalty, Celebrity and Scandal

This room, the first of a sequence making up the Weldon Galleries on the top floor, was designed by Piers Gough of CZWG in 2003 covers the period of George IV, firstly as Regent from 1811-1819 and then as King from 1820-1830. On the wall opposite from a full-length portrait of George IV is the large group portrait of the Trial of Queen Caroline and beside it single portraits of Queen Caroline and their daughter Charlotte Augusta. Other notable portraits are those of Nelson and Emma Hamilton and the Duke of Wellington.

Room introduction

See also: The Room 17 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

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

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Emma Hamilton, by George Romney - NPG 4448

Emma Hamilton

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1785
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4448

Dorothy Jordan, by John Hoppner - NPG 7041

Dorothy Jordan

by John Hoppner
oil on canvas, exhibited 1791
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7041

King William IV, by Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG 2199

King William IV

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2199

Horatio Nelson, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 5798

Horatio Nelson

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1800
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5798

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244

Charles James Fox, by Joseph Nollekens - NPG 3887

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1805
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3887

William Pitt, by Joseph Nollekens - NPG 120

William Pitt

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1808
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 120

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson), by Lawrence Gahagan - NPG 4436

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

by Lawrence Gahagan
marble bust, 1811
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4436

Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6171

Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1812
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6171

King George IV, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 2503

King George IV

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1830, based on a work of 1815
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2503

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales, by George Dawe - NPG 51

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

by George Dawe
oil on canvas, 1817
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 51

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 86

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Thomas Phillips
oil on panel, 1818
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 86

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 647

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, 1818, based on work of 1814
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 647

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, by Sir David Wilkie - NPG 2936

Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on panel, 1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2936

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Edward Hodges Baily - NPG 239

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Edward Hodges Baily
marble bust, 1830
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 239

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by William Salter - NPG 3766

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by William Salter
oil on canvas, 1839
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3766