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

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  • About the artist
    Portrait and history painter Johann Zoffany was born Johannes Zauffaly in Frankfurt-am-Main. After training in Regensburg, he studied in Rome (1750-57), before moving to London in 1760. He was introduced to the royal family in 1764 and George III was so impressed by his royal portraits and groups that he nominated Zoffany a Royal Academician in 1769. Zoffany was in India from 1783 to 1789, where he portrayed British residents and native princes. After his return, he painted few pictures of consequence and by 1800 had given up painting altogether. Several of his Indian works are in the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta. One of his best-known works, ‘The Cock Match at Lucknow’ painted for Warren Hastings, was purchased by the Tate in 1994.
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    Title
    King George III (1738-1820) Reigned 1760-1820
    Date
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    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Convent, Gibraltar (Governor's Residence) collection.
    Provenance
    Presented to the Convent, Gibraltar, by Lt. Col. William John Codrington, KCB, 1864
    GAC number
    17918