King George III
1 portrait of King George III
King George III
by Richard Houston, published by Robert Sayer, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker, after Henry Robert Morland
mezzotint, circa 1760
15 5/8 in. x 11 in. (398 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (408 mm x 295 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 188 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Elizabeth Bakewell (active 1749-1770s), Publisher. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver. Artist associated with 190 portraits.
- Henry Robert Morland (1719?-1797), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 22 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Henry Parker (1725?-1809), Book and printseller. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 198 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street and opposite Birchin Lane, Cornhill, London)
Events of 1760back to top
Current affairsDeath of George II on 25 October at the age of 76. George III succeeds to the throne at the age of 22.
Art and scienceGerman artist Johan Zoffany arrives in England, where he is instrumental in reviving the 'conversation piece' genre of painting.
First public exhibition of paintings in England is held at the Society of Arts' Great Room in the Strand, London.
The Public Ledger is founded; the oldest British periodical with continuous daily publication.
InternationalSeven Years' War: At the Battle of Carrickfergus in Ireland, a force of French troops captures the town of Carrickfergus before retiring.
Surrender of Montreal to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst signals the virtual loss of Canada by the French. British troops oust the Nawab of Bengal Mir Jafar and replace him with Mir Quasim.
Former Chief Tacky leads an unsuccessful slave rebellion in Jamaica, which aims to overthrow British rule.
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