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  • William Turner 'de Lond'
George IV, 1762 - 1830. Reigned as Regent 1811 - 1820, as King 1820 - 1830 (At a military review on Portobello Sands 23 August 1822)
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George IV, 1762 - 1830. Reigned as Regent 1811 - 1820, as King 1820 - 1830 (At a military review on Portobello Sands 23 August 1822) 182[8]
  • Scottish Art
In 1822 George IV became the first reigning monarch to visit Scotland since 1650. The King's two-week visit to Edinburgh temporarily increased his popularity, which had suffered greatly due to his extravagant lifestyle and problems with drink and women during his decade of ruling as Prince Regent. On Friday, 23 August, the King reviewed 3000 volunteer cavalrymen and honoured the Clans on Portobello sands. In Turner's painting King George appears on horseback in front of his entourage, wearing a field marshal's uniform. The cheering crowds assembled on the sand dunes include ladies in carriages, uniformed officers and fishwives recognisable by their characteristically striped dresses.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2458
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 66.10 x 91.10 cm (framed: 80.50 x 105.40 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1980