King George IV
King George IV
by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, published by William Sams, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1826
14 in. x 9 5/8 in. (355 mm x 245 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (442 mm x 322 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1957
Sitterback to top
- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 200 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 168 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Sams (circa 1793-1842), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1826back to top
Current affairsRiots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- Gainsborough's Family Album
From 22 November