King George IV
59 of 268 portraits of King George IV
King George IV
by Jean Condé, published by Pierre Condé, after Richard Cosway
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1794
11 3/4 in. x 9 1/8 in. (296 mm x 232 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (353 mm x 270 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 273 portraits.
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