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King George III

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King George III, by Sir William Beechey, circa 1800, based on a work of 1799-1800 -NPG 6250 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
circa 1800, based on a work of 1799-1800
30 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (768 mm x 648 mm)
NPG 6250

Inscriptionback to top

Label on the frame reads: Presented by the Artist to the Royal Female Orphanage (of wh. The DK of Wellington was a Patron) 1809. From the Collection of the Shaftesbury Society/Leggatt Bros. 6/1970.

This portraitback to top

A bust-length version of the Beechey whole-length, see NPG 2502; a competent head is supported by the most pedestrian body.

Physical descriptionback to top

Grey eyes, white powdered hair, wearing the uniform of a general officer with the badge of the Garter.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by the artist to the Royal Female Orphanage, 1809; Shaftesbury Society; Leggatt, 1970; the 5th Baron Kenyon, by whom bequeathed 1993.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, 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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