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King William IV

King William IV, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, 1830 -NPG 316a(142) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

King William IV

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
17 1/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (435 mm x 333 mm)
NPG 316a(142)

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in pencil (lower right): Drawn from King William IIII./with a Camera Lucida,/ten days after he ascended the Throne/by F. Chantrey and middle left, referring to two alternative lines defining the shape of the nose: inner line/the true one

This portraitback to top

This 'camera lucida' drawing is related to the marble bust of 1831 in the collection of Lord de L'Isle and Dudley. NPG 316a(141) is a related copy of this drawing.

Provenanceback to top

The artist, presented by the widow of one of his executors, Mrs George Jones, 1871.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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