King George IV
54 of 76 portraits by Thomas Hodgetts
King George IV
by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published June 1829
28 5/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (726 mm x 500 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1868
Sitterback to top
- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 273 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Martin Colnaghi (circa 1792-1851), Printseller. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
- Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 689 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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