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King William IV

(1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 174 portraits
William IV ruled from 1830-37. He succeeded to the throne just as the campaign for Parliamentary reform reached its peak. He reluctantly agreed to create the extra Whig peers needed to pass the Reform Act in 1832, although his proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew their opposition to the Act. On his death, Victoria his niece became queen. Despite having ten illegitimate children from his twenty-year relationship with Mrs Jordan, William had no heir from his official marriage to Princess Adelaide.

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State Servants Making Hay while the Sun Shines; on the Royal Farm, by H.H.R., published by  John Fairburn - NPG D46060

State Servants Making Hay while the Sun Shines; on the Royal Farm

by H.H.R., published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured lithograph, published 27 July 1830
NPG D46060

Query:- A Cracked or Base Sovereign, by H.H.R., published by  John Fairburn - NPG D48817

Query:- A Cracked or Base Sovereign

by H.H.R., published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published June 1830
NPG D48817

The Jolly Waterman and his Fair/Fare!!!, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48818

The Jolly Waterman and his Fair/Fare!!!

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 11 June 1830
NPG D48818

Captain Cla-nce [Clarence] taking Command of the Ship British Constitution, by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48819

Captain Cla-nce [Clarence] taking Command of the Ship British Constitution

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa July 1830
NPG D48819

Nosey on his knees, or the Red Striking to the Blue, by Henry Heath, published by  S. Gans - NPG D48821

Nosey on his knees, or the Red Striking to the Blue

by Henry Heath, published by S. Gans
hand-coloured etching, published circa July 1830
NPG D48821

When two ride upon one horse one must ride behind, by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48822

When two ride upon one horse one must ride behind

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa July 1830
NPG D48822

Design for a Regency, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48823

Design for a Regency

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
etching, published 8 July 1830
NPG D48823

The New Landlords First Orders, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48824

The New Landlords First Orders

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 15 July 1830
NPG D48824

Hokie Pokie Wankie Fum - The King of the Cannibal Islands, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48826

Hokie Pokie Wankie Fum - The King of the Cannibal Islands

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 22 July 1830
NPG D48826

Anticipation. Honi soit qui mal y pense, possibly by Thomas Howell Jones, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48828

Anticipation. Honi soit qui mal y pense

possibly by Thomas Howell Jones, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa August 1830
NPG D48828

A Relative Position in 1830 versus 1792; or, Policy to a Letter, published by John Field - NPG D48829

A Relative Position in 1830 versus 1792; or, Policy to a Letter

published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published 9 August 1830
NPG D48829

The first Nautical Sovereign Coach, Just started, by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48831

The first Nautical Sovereign Coach, Just started

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa November 1830
NPG D48831

The Would-be Dicator General Enforcing his Orders!, by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48833

The Would-be Dicator General Enforcing his Orders!

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa November 1830
NPG D48833

Rubbish may be Shot here, published by Orlando Hodgson - NPG D48834

Rubbish may be Shot here

published by Orlando Hodgson
hand-coloured lithograph, published circa November 1830
NPG D48834

The Terror-stricken, Horror-smitten Ministers Advice; or the R-l Visit postponed, published by John Fairburn - NPG D48836

The Terror-stricken, Horror-smitten Ministers Advice; or the R-l Visit postponed

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 11 November 1830
NPG D48836

Pity Our Fall, Good Seamen All!!!, published by E. King - NPG D48838

Pity Our Fall, Good Seamen All!!!

published by E. King
hand-coloured etching, published 20 November 1830
NPG D48838

His Honor the Beadle Driving the Wagabonds out of the Parish!!!, by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48840

His Honor the Beadle Driving the Wagabonds out of the Parish!!!

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 28 November 1830
NPG D48840

King William IV when Duke of Clarence, by Henry Edward Dawe, after  Charles Jagger - NPG D8125

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Charles Jagger
mezzotint, circa 1830s
NPG D8125

King William IV when Duke of Clarence, by Henry Edward Dawe, after  Charles Jagger - NPG D8127

King William IV when Duke of Clarence

by Henry Edward Dawe, after Charles Jagger
mezzotint, circa 1830s
NPG D8127

King William IV, published by T. Bird - NPG D8128

King William IV

published by T. Bird
mezzotint, published 1 July 1830
NPG D8128

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