King George IV (1762-1830) Reigned 1820-1830

  • About the artist
    Thomas Phillips was born in Dudley, Warwickshire, of modest means. He took up an apprenticeship with a stained glass painter, before moving to London in 1790 to study at the Royal Academy and work in the studio of Sir Benjamin West. Phillips exhibited work at the Academy between 1794 and 1844. In 1808, he was elected a Royal Academician and, in 1825, succeeded Henry Fuseli as Professor of Painting at the Academy. Phillips was a prolific artist, as demonstrated by the 859 portraits listed in his sitters’ notebook. However, today only about 300 portraits by the artist are known to survive.
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    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    King George IV (1762-1830) Reigned 1820-1830
    Date
    published September 1807
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Nigel Ronald, January 1954
    Inscription
    below image: [left, in pencil] 1 st State
    GAC number
    15676