King George III (1738-1820) Reigned 1760-1820

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall

    George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and King of Hanover, sits in a relaxed pose beside an ornate side table, upon which rest his hat and sword. George III wears a bright red coat, which contrasts with the green upholstered chair and green hue of the background. Probably commissioned from the artist by the King himself, the original work on which this copy is based was painted by Johann Zoffany, along with a portrait of Queen Charlotte, in 1771 and remains in the Royal Collection. This much later version is too dissimilar to the original to have been copied directly from it and may have been inspired by a mezzotint print after the original.

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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    King George III (1738-1820) Reigned 1760-1820
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 129.00 cm, width: 122.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, March 2009
    Provenance
    Collection of the Inland Revenue; Ministry of Works took over care of work in 1938; formally transferred to the Government Art Collection in 2009
    GAC number
    0/643