George I

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

George I

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Overall size of this product is 30 × 40 cm.
The image area of the print measures 22 × 27 cm.

The king is depicted wearing coronation robes and a dark full-bottomed wig, his right hand resting on the Sovereign's Orb. The portrait is said to have been presented to Admiral Edward Vernon by the king. It is inscribed on the back 'A present from ye Royal Family'. Most of Kneller's output is likely to have originated from the accession in 1714, and from very few sittings.

Artist: style of Sir Godfrey Kneller

Date: after 1714


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