King George III
King George III
by Bernard Baron, after Josef Anton Adolph
line engraving, 1755
26 1/2 in. x 20 3/4 in. (673 mm x 527 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1953
Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 193 portraits.
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- Carpets and textiles
- Crests, seals and coats of arms
- Fur accessories
- Hats and head attire
- In profile
- Jewellery - Crowns and tiaras
- Line engraving
- Pets and animals
- Pets and animals - Horses
- Swords, daggers and shields
- Transport and vehicles
- Transport and vehicles - Animals
- Transport and vehicles - Boats and ships
- Words and inscriptions
Events of 1755back to top
Current affairsGeorge Grenville resigns as Treasurer of the Navy and Henry Bilson Legge as Chancellor of the Exchequer in protest over payments made to Russia to protect Hanover. William Pitt the Elder is dismissed from the position of Paymaster of the Forces.
Art and scienceSamuel Johnson publishes his monumental Dictionary; the first authoritative dictionary of the English language.
Methodist preacher John Wesley publishes Notes on a New Testament.
InternationalAn earthquake nearly completely destroys Lisbon, Portugal. The event is widely discussed by European Enlightenment thinkers, inspiring Voltaire's Candide. Its intensive study leads to the birth of modern seismology and earthquake engineering.
Edward Braddock fights French and Indian troops in the Ohio valley. His army are ambushed at Fort Duquesne and he is killed; one of several encounters prior to the declaration of the Seven Years War.
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