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George I (1660–1727)

Photo credit: St Mary's Guildhall

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George I would have been popular in Coventry for the reason that he was the son of Sophia, youngest daughter of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia. As a child, Elizabeth had been educated at Coombe Abbey (on the edge of Coventry) under the care of the Harrington family, and sheltered within the safety of the city walls during the tense period of the Gunpowder Plot. George is shown with one hand on his sword, symbolising his military experience, gained fighting for the cause of his father's kingdom, the Electorate of Hanover, on the battlefield.

St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Coventry


Date

c.1715

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 236 x W 137 cm (E)

Accession number

VA.1950.0021

Acquisition method

gift from Sir Adolphus Oughton, 1719

Work type

Painting


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St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry

Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RN England

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