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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

King George II (1683-1760), Reigned 1727-60

George Augustus; King of Great Britain and Ireland 1727-60; only son of George I, his early years spent in Hanover; married, 1705, Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach; came to England with his father and created Prince of Wales, 1714; served at Dettingen, 1743, the last British sovereign to command in the field.

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Brice 1759
A. Brice, Grand Gazeteer, 1759.

Kerslake 1955
J. Kerslake, 'Some little-known Portraits in Huntingdon Town Hall', Connoisseur, CXXXV, 1955.

Thompson & Rose 1961
J. R. F. Thompson and F. G. Rose, 'More Paintings at the British Museum', Connoisseur, CXLI, 1961.

Walker 1964
R. J. B. Walker, Audley End, Essex: Catalogue of the pictures in the State Room, 3rd edition, 1964.

Whitley 1928
W. T. Whitley, Artists and their Friends in England, 1928.

Woodward 1954
J. Woodward, 'Four Royal Portraits at the Walker Gallery', Liverpool Bulletin, IV, 1954.

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.