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George III (1738–1820)

Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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Thomas Lawrence was an extremely fashionable artist and President of the Royal Academy when he painted this work. It was painted entirely by Lawrence himself. Many of his portraits were painted mainly by his assistants and only finished by him.

The scene is set at Windsor Castle looking across to St George's Chapel. The king is dressed in the formal robes of the Master of the Order of the Garter. The painting was completed in 1792 and hung in St Mary's Guildhall. It was intended to inspire support for the king at a time of revolution in neighbouring France.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum



George III (1738–1820)




oil on canvas


H 276 x W 175 cm

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gift to the City by the Right Honourable Lord Eardley and Sir John Wilmot, MPs for Coventry, 1792

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