King George IV
9 of 273 portraits of King George IV
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
King George IV
by Thomas Wyon Jr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
1 3/8 in. (35 mm) diameter
Physical descriptionback to top
Obverse: Laureate head of the Prince Regent, profile to left inscribed above: GEORGE P. REGENT and below: T . WYON . JUN : S :
Reverse: Victory seated to left on a plinth, holding olive branch in her left hand, palm in right, her left foot on tablet inscribed: WATERLOO; above her head is: WELLINGTON, and below in exergue: JUNE 18./1815/T. WYON. S:
Edge in impressed capitals: THE MASTER OF THE MINT TO THE COUNTESS OF MORNINGTON.
Provenanceback to top
Countess of Mornington, then lost provenance until bought from Spink & Son Ltd, May 1983.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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