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The Return of George IV to Greenwich from Scotland

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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George IV was the first sovereign to visit Scotland (from 15th to 27th August 1822) since Charles I, and here the King is portrayed on his return being rowed to the watergate at Greenwich Hospital. He has disembarked from the 'Royal George' yacht, which the artist has portrayed at anchor. A ceremonial City of London barge can be seen in the foreground that on the right bears a small band of musicians on the roof of the coach. Crowds are arranged lining the front of Greenwich Hospital to witness the King's return. He had also sailed from Greenwich.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

after 1822

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76 x W 106.7 cm

Accession number

BHC0620

Work type

Painting


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