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King George III

(1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 193 portraits
Eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, the first Hanoverian King to be born and bred in England. His reign from 1760 was one of the longest and most eventful in modern times. Although plagued by apparent bouts of insanity, he maintained a meticulous personal interest in government until 1811, when the Regency began. A patron of the arts and sciences, he amassed an extensive library and fostered an interest in agriculture. His obstinate attitude towards the demands of the American colonies led to the loss of these territories and the close of the first British Empire. In the last ten years of his life his health deteriorated further and he suffered chronic mania, blindness and deafness.

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King George III, by William Daniell, after  Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG D12112

King George III

by William Daniell, after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
soft-ground etching, published 1854
NPG D12112

King George III, published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to the studio of  Allan Ramsay - NPG D48150

King George III

published by John Player & Sons, after a portrait attributed to the studio of Allan Ramsay
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48150

King George III; George Washington, designed by Michael Abberley, manufactured by  Doulton & Co Ltd - NPG D48091

King George III; George Washington

designed by Michael Abberley, manufactured by Doulton & Co Ltd
coloured and glazed earthenware, 1985
NPG D48091

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King George III

by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, and published by Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by Henry Parker, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
NPG D20037

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King George III when Prince of Wales

by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1761
NPG D1895

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King George III

by William Walker, published by George Kearsley
etching, published 1777
NPG D16154

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King George III

published by James Birchall
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1783
NPG D19424

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III

by George Noble, published by Alexander Hogg
line engraving, published 31 January 1787
NPG D15518

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King George III

by George Clint, published by Richard Lambe, after Thomas Stewardson
mezzotint, published 20 July 1811
NPG D18973

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King George III

by William Say, published by T. Clay, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1811
NPG D11319

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King George III

by Benjamin Smith, published by John Boydell, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 2 March 1812
NPG D18949

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King George III

by Edward A. Smith, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon
line engraving, published February 1818
NPG D16161

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King George III

by Samuel William Reynolds
mezzotint, published 24 February 1820
NPG D19377

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