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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

King George I (1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27

George Lewis, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1714-27; son of Ernest Augustus of Hanover and great-grandson of James I and VI; KG, 1701; elector of Hanover from 1708; married Sophia Dorothea of Celle, 1682, divorced, 1694, and imprisoned her until her death, 1726; a distinguished soldier on close terms with Marlborough, took Hanover into the Grand Alliance against Louis XIV; became King under the Act of Settlement on the death of Queen Anne; from 1717, spent much time in Hanover where he died.

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Catalogue of English Porcelain ... collected by Charles Schreiber ... presented to the Museum in 1884, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1930.

Croft-Murray 1962
E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England 1537-1837, 1962.

Dalton 1909
O. M. Dalton, Catalogue of the Ivory Carvings ... in the British Museum, 1909.

Goodison 1955
J. W. Goodison, Cambridge Portraits, 1955.

Kerslake 1972
J. Kerslake, 'Sculptor and Patron? Two Portraits by Highmore', Apollo, XCV, January 1972.

Melville 1908
L. Melville, The First George, 1908.

Robertson 1750
R. Robertson (?), A Description of the Pictures at Houghton Hall, 1750, presented to the NPG in 1888 by G. Leveson Gower.

Walpole 1736
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, A Catalogue of the Right Honble Sir Robert Walpole's Collection of Pictures, 1736, MS, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.