About this artwork

The eldest son of King George III, George acted as Prince Regent between 1811 and 1820 due to his father's insanity. He reigned as King George IV from 1820 to 1830. An extravagant and dissolute man, George IV was also one of the greatest royal collectors and patrons of art and architecture. Thomas Lawrence, who painted this portrait, was knighted by the king in 1815.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    George IV, 1762 - 1830. Reigned as Regent 1811 - 1820, as King 1820 - 1830
  • date created:
    About 1820
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    91.40 x 71.10 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1885
  • accession number:
    PG 139
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir Thomas Lawrence

Sir Thomas Lawrence