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King William IV

12 of 174 portraits of King William IV

King William IV, by William Salter, circa 1834-1840 -NPG 3767 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

King William IV

by William Salter
circa 1834-1840
24 in. x 20 in. (610 mm x 508 mm)
NPG 3767

This portraitback to top

One of several studies in the NPG for Salter's large picture of the 'Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House', now in the collection of the Duke of Wellington; the group was engraved by W. Greatbach, published F. G. Moon, 1876 (example in NPG). William IV is shown in the uniform of a general, with the star and ribbon of the Bath.

Physical descriptionback to top

Fresh complexion, dark eyes, grey hair. Dressed in a red uniform, with black and gold-braided collar, cuffs and epaulettes, black trousers with a gold stripe, gold sash round his waist, red sword-belt with gold and red tassel, bone-hilted sword with gilt scabbard, crimson ribbon, silver star, gold medal with red and green ribbon, holding a cocked hat with white and red feathers. Background colour greenish-grey.

Provenanceback to top

By descent to W. D. Mackenzie, who also owned the group portrait, and bequeathed by him, 1929.


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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