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George IV as Prince of Wales

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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George IV (1762–1830), Prince Regent 1811–1820, and King 1820–1830 was a frequent visitor to Hertford House during his his close friendship with the 2nd Marchioness of Hertford (c.1806–1820), and he was also a friend of her son, Lord Yarmouth, later 3rd Marquess of Hertford. This portrait, which may have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1792, demonstrates Hoppner’s vigorous technique and direct approach to composition.

The Wallace Collection





oil on canvas


H 126.5 x W 100.4 cm

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presented to Richard Seymour-Conway, Lord Yarmouth, the future 4th Marquess of Hertford by the Prince of Wales, 1810; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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